Appointing Keith Stokes of Newport as the new head of RIEDC is a sane, reality-based move. The Morfessis debacle apparently led the Governor and the other decision makers to step back and reassess the situation.
The Governor is a lame duck and the state is in the dumpers financially and economically. Time to stay at home and get a better handle on what really counts now, and that is the very difficult state of business in RI. Stokes has said that will be his focus for the next year. It's about time that RIEDC focused on the businesses still here and what their needs are. It's a welcome move.