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2008-07-27 15:00:35

By STEVE PEOPLES The rebellion by rank-and-file workers intensifies the state's fiscal woes. PROVIDENCE -- On paper, the State of Rhode Island has a balanced budget. But just 27 days into the budget year, there are signs that bureaucratic delays and a recent rebellion by rank-and-file union members may knock the state's 2008-09 spending plan out of whack, further weakening Rhode Island's economic health. It was no secret that the budget passed before the state's part- time General...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Steve Peoples; Governor Carcieri After members of the largest union of state employees reject an agreement accepted by their leaders, the governor refuses to negotiate further. PROVIDENCE -- Governor Carcieri issued a statement yesterday flatly refusing to negotiate with the state's largest employee union, a day after members rejected a four-year contract proposal that the Republican governor brokered to help balance the state budget. The resounding no vote was largely seen as a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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