WOONSOCKET â€” It used to take a trip to New Hampshire or some other state if a Rhode Islander wanted to legally buy fireworks for the Fourth of July.
Thanks to the stateâ€™s approval of a fireworks sales law last year, you donâ€™t have to go any farther than the Diamond Hill Road business district to pick up legal Fourth of July firework display products.
PROVIDENCE â€” Rhode Islandâ€™s biggest pension problem is in the past.
Devising a plan to take care of the retirement needs of current and future state employees is a relatively simple, do-able and affordable matter. It is filling in the massive hole of unfunded pension liability â€” estimated at somewhere between $7 billion and $9 billion â€” that the stateâ€™s elected officials have been digging over the last several decades that is going to take back-breaking work and bank-breaking amounts of money.