Shrink the R.I. skills gap

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is quite right to focus on training to shrink the state's skills gap -- the biggest reason for its economic woes. If  low taxes were so important, then Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas would be rich and Connecticut poor. It's not so much how high taxes are as how well they are spent. Rhode Island,  as opposed, say, to Minnesota, Vermont and Virginia is not very good at spending tax money well.

-- Robert Whitcomb