The Current Week 06/11/12 – 06/15/12
06/11/12 – Senate Floor and Committees – Liveblog
Justin tries to keep an eye out, live, during what may be the second-to-last night of the legislative session. EBEC, casino, budget, campaign finance, and felony dog leashing rules.
06/12/12 – The Whole Mad Jumble of the Last Day – Liveblog
Justin writes live from the final day of the legislative session.
Netroots & Rhode Island More Alike than Patinkin Admits – Opinion
In Justin's view, the similarities between Netroots and Rhode Island extend to similar internal contradictions.
Kevin Mooney has appeared on Breitbart and Glenn Beck.
Afterthoughts – Opinion
Still over-tired from the General Assembly's final night in session, Justin draws some lessons from the experience.
K-12 Enrollment Versus Expenditures in RI and Woonsocket – Analysis
Although enrollment is down in almost every Rhode Island city and town, expenditures have continued to grow at several times the rate of inflation.
General Assembly Budget Gradually Undoes State Workforce Cuts – Analysis
Under the radar, the state government of Rhode Island has gradually been reversing the workforce reduction achieved during Governor Carcieri's second term.
MA Comparison Overwhelms One-Month Improvement in RI – Analysis
RI's employment slide stopped in May, but comparison with MA shows just how much ground it has to recover.