John Hazen White Jr. http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: It's Time To Dump The Rhode Island Estate Tax http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-its-time-dump-rhode-island-estate-tax <p>Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it may be time for Rhode Island to get out from under this cliché.</p><p></p><p>Once again, conservative groups and business leaders are lobbying for big changes to Rhode Island’s estate tax. Called the ``death tax’’ by opponents, this tax is levied upon Rhode Island estates of more than about $922,000.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:24:17 +0000 Scott MacKay 34424 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: It's Time To Dump The Rhode Island Estate Tax Policy and Pinot: A 21st Century Education http://ripr.org/post/policy-and-pinot-21st-century-education <p>Advances in technology have changed the types of skills needed to land a well-paying job. In this Policy &amp; Pinot discussion, Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison examine how the state is retooling the education system from K-12 and beyond to prepare students for 21st Century jobs. Panelists are David Abbott, Deputy Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, Katherine Bergeron, Dean of the College at Brown University, John Hazen White, Jr., President of Taco, Inc., Steven Kitchin, Vice President for Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology.</p><p></p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:32:00 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10414 at http://ripr.org Policy and Pinot: A 21st Century Education Celebrating Taco Inc., Cranston’s manufacturing success story http://ripr.org/post/celebrating-taco-inc-cranston-s-manufacturing-success-story <p>There was a time when the managers of great American manufacturing companies loved their products, cared about their employees and customers and valued the communities in which they did business. Factories were run by people who weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty working in the same space as blue-collar workers.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 10648 at http://ripr.org