Economists have a new idea that could revolutionize how struggling cities attract private funds.
Facing an HIV outbreak, some lawmakers want to extend needle-exchange programs to more at-risk counties. But time and the governor may not be on their side.
To the surprise of many, Lincoln Chafee, the Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, recently joined the possible 2016 contenders. But his record doesn't give him much to brag about.
The state's law banning welfare spending on entertainment and luxury goods and services sparked a national debate about how people use public assistance.