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    United States Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), regarding the termination notices sent to Providence school teachers because of budget problems:"U.S. Rep. David Cicilline said Monday that the $57-million-plus deficit facing Providence will require looking at personnel reductions, union concessions and looking at reserve funds." Now he...

    I have posted here many times about my quirky home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, particularly the union-controlled legislature, deficit-ridden municipalities, and Democratic hegemony:Rhode Island Dem Launches "Let's Scare Grandma" Tour Rhode Island Becoming A Sanctuary State Unions Rescued In Rhode IslandIn RI,...

    One of Linc Chafee's key campaign promises in running for Governor was to rescind an executive order in Rhode Island which required vendors doing business with state agencies to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the immigration status of employees, and directing the state police...

    It was great to clear my head this morning with a walk through Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island.  I wonder what the guy in the second photo below was feeling as he dug for clams in this frigid weather.  Probably stayed focused on...

    This is the sort of thing which infuriates taxpayers, with good reason.No one is against fair compensation and fair pensions for firefighters, but once again union rules provide for abusive tactics, as highlighted in this Providence Journal story about two management fire officials in Providence...

    I was saddened to wake up this morning to find out that Joe Fernandez had passed away yesterday after a short illness.I first met Joe a decade or so ago in connection with the Harvard Law School Association of Rhode Island.  Although Joe and I...

    Unlike the rest of the country, my home State of Rhode Island stayed blue, with both congressional seats going to Democrats.Or should I say, my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations stayed blue.As my readers know, there was a referendum on the ballot yesterday...

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