Nancy Carriuolo http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: Finally, Smith Hill And RI Colleges Work Together http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-finally-smith-hill-and-ri-colleges-work-together <p>Is Rhode Island government finally waking up to leveraging state colleges as wellsprings of economic development? RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay sees some hopeful signs on Smith Hill.</p><p></p><p></p><p>After years of malign neglect of Rhode Island’s public colleges and universities, the General Assembly finally appears to be turning a corner. Several elements in the state budget approved last week by the House Finance Committee show that Statehouse politicians are finally getting the message on the iron link between education and creating jobs in the Ocean State.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:29:37 +0000 Scott MacKay 34790 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Finally, Smith Hill And RI Colleges Work Together Richard Walton e-book unveiling at RIC http://ripr.org/post/richard-walton-e-book-unveiling-ric <p></p><p>Richard Walton was a huge presence in our small state for more than a half century. A writer, journalist, teacher and political activist, Walton, of Warwick, was a leader in so many campaigns for peace and social justice that even his friends and fellow activists could barely keep count.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:06:25 +0000 Scott MacKay 30578 at http://ripr.org Five nominated for EDC Board http://ripr.org/post/five-nominated-edc-board <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has unveiled five nominees for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The EDC has remained beset by turnover in recent years.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:41:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 11600 at http://ripr.org