Rhode Island Needs Lawn Chemical Restrictions

Rhode Island has nothing in the pipeline for tamping down our lawn-chemical problem. Past legislative efforts have failed to draw the coalition of supporters needed to get something done. Meanwhile, the annual chemical saturation begins.

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Bag Ban is Good for Shops and Shoppers

Leaving out the environmental and societal costs of plastic bags, there’s little proof that plastic bag bans pose an economic burden on shoppers or retailers. In fact, cities and town with bag bans have shown to save money for consumers and retailers in the short and long term.

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Builders Association’s ‘Dry Lands Act’ is All Wet

e can’t simply build our way out of a bad economy. This promise-of-employment idea makes about as much sense as giving a multimillion-dollar pitcher who wants to make video games a $75 million, state-guaranteed loan.

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