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    Long-time Rhode Island blogger Justin Katz, formerly of Anchor Rising, is heading up a new blog, The Ocean State Current: Managing Editor Justin Katz attracted national attention when he joined an early wave of bloggers with his site DustintheLight.com in 2002 — back when one frequently...

    is pretty well set out in this article in The Providence Journal about intimidation of legislators who are considering reforms needed to save Rhode Island from fiscal collapse (see my post yesterday for background): Philip Keefe, the president of the second-largest state employees union, the R.I....

    I know you know about Rhode Island's public sector employee pension problem, because I've posted about it so many times. But take a look at this chart which shows how household contributions to public sector pensions (state employees and teachers) is expected to climb to just over...

    My town in Rhode Island still is mostly without power, as is much of the state.  My wife returned there briefly today (we were in Ithaca when Irene hit) and called me to say "I've never seen anything like this."  Even several days later the...

    Rhode Island still is without power in much of the state, including my neighborhood.  National Grid is estimating that power will not be restored to the entire town until September 5. As of yesterday, as reported by The Providence Journal: Electrical power was the biggest casualty of...

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