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(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
When it comes to the best places to live, Providence ranks 85th out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections fell 1.1 percent in November when compared with November 2015, but rose 2.1 percent in the first five months of the fiscal year versus the same year-earlier fiscal period. more
A spokesman for European discount carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said it will offer transatlantic flights from T.F. Green Airport starting this summer, but did not reveal the destinations. more
Legislation aimed at preventing fraud is delaying U.S. tax refunds and is likely to crimp consumer spending by as much as $21 billion this month, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. more
On Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots made history by recovering from a 25-point deficit to win their fifth Super Bowl, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Tuesday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined Patriots players and the Kraft family for a free rally to celebrate the victory at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. more
The 5 percent hotel tax generated $2.3 million in revenue for the state in September, a 9 percent increase compared with revenue of $2.1 million recorded in September 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Providence is one of 10 cities selected to participate in Envision America 2017’s Smart City initiative to tackle energy, water, waste and air challenges. more
Home prices climbed 5.6 percent in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in December when compared with December 2015, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
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