I love it when my constituents provide input on issues. The PawSox stadium has brought many emails and calls from both sides of the bench. Many have argued about the economic importance of the PawSox to our state. I’ve sat through many, many hours of testimony in the House Finance Committee and asked many questions.
Broadband is the 21st century highway of our information economy. Broadband is wide-bandwidth data transmission and refers to high-speed Internet access. Today, we see broadband as a utility — much like electricity and water — needed for schools, libraries, government and business to effectively operate. Downloading a movie from Netflix requires a different amount of
How many branches are in our federal government? It’s not a trick question, but a new survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that one in three people cannot name even one branch of the federal government. There are three—the legislature (made up of the House and Senate) the executive (the president) and the
Manufacturing in Rhode Island is alive and well, but not the manufacturing from the days of our grandparents. Technology has changed how we do business today and how we live. Today’s manufacturing requires knowledge in technology, math, ladder logic, G-code, lean manufacturing principles and CAD programs. Manufacturing represents 15 percent of the state’s economy with
Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island’s economy. We have more than 95,000 small businesses in this state employing over half of the state’s private workforce — our friends, our neighbors and our family members. Behind every small business in Rhode Island there’s a story about someone’s dream. It’s the story of their courage