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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...

Well, so far things could have been worse, We decided to stay in Ithaca after neighbors took care to get our home in Rhode Island ready.  About 40% of Rhode Island, including our street, is without power since this morning.  Watching the Weather Channel I was...

Looks like it was "just" a Category 1 when it hit North Carolina. I'll be interested to see what happens as it moves up the coast, because a shift East would be bad news for my home in Rhode Island.  We're not on the beach, but...

You probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day, no longer is celebrated anywhere in the U.S. except in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.  It is celebrated the second...

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