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Should Bill and Denise Richard, who lost their 8-year-old son Martin in the Boston Marathon bombing, have a special say in whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the death penalty? The question goes beyond the family’s tragedy or even the problem of terrorism. more
The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency has fined Santander Bank NA $6 million for violating the Federal Trade Commission Act as it relates to the bank’s billing practices of an identity protection product. more
New analysis by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity shows that a bill under consideration in Rhode Island that would provide funding for educational scholarship accounts won’t hurt public school districts financially. more
Tax Freedom Day in Rhode Island will fall on April 26, two days after National Tax Freedom Day, representing the day when taxpayers in the state have collectively earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bill for the year. more
Superior Court Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter has given preliminary approval to the proposed settlement of the so-called state pension reform cases. more
First, let's make clear that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island if the team doesn't move to the former Interstate 195 land along the Providence River in the Capital City. So with Pawtucket's loss already a sunk and unknowable cost, let's … more
BOSTON – A special panel examining the Mass. Bay Transit Authority has recommended a series of measures to bolster the agency, including creating a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board and the development of one, five- and 20-year … more
PROVIDENCE – The co-chairs of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission this month announced legislation that takes another step toward facilitating shared services among Rhode Island's municipalities. While there are existing … more
The city of Pawtucket will receive more than $1 million in funding for 64 AmeriCorps members for the next two years to help improve graduation rates, according to the federal agency that made the award. more
Revenue is nearly 3 percent ahead of what was projected on a fiscal year-to-date basis through March, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
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