ARLENE VIOLET - A vote for better R.I. government

"Creating Jobs" seems to be the catch-all phrase during this election as candidates vie for statewide and local office. Imagine for a moment, though, that you are an outsider potentially looking for a place to plant your firm or manufacturing plant. When you look at Rhode Island what would be the first thing that you would associate with this state? Certainly, it would not be the hoped-for designation as the Ocean State. Chances are you'd think corruption or the worst place to do business according to all national measures, or the give-away state because of burgeoning welfare programs.

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