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Beverly Scott, who left as head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in April following massive failures of the region’s largest mass transit system, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. more
Two Rhode Island fire departments will receive significant grants from the federal Port Security Grant Program to improve training procedures and provide equipment that will help protect the Port of Galilee and 23 square-miles of waterways in South County. more
The U.S. House passed a three-month highway funding bill as members prepare to leave for an August recess without considering a long-term proposal by the Senate. more
The first-ever Institute for Design and Public Policy at the Rhode Island School of Design brings together 24 leaders and strategists from Aug. 2-8 to focus on how to use human-centered design to address complex public policy issues. more
Several Rhode Island businesses have registered for the 2015 Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition (DEFSEC) Atlantic conference, to be held Sept. 8 through 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Cunard Centre. more
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff. more
Rhode Island made the top 10 list of the worst-funded state pensions by ThinkAdvisor, which provides information for the investment advisory community. more
Hotel tax collections increased 11.7 percent year over year in May, and meal and beverage tax collections rose 10.7 percent, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Top officials from 12 Asia-Pacific nations formally kicked off a four-day bid to hammer out a massive but so far elusive free-trade agreement that has been in the works for six years. more
State Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner said her office has adopted standards to improve health care delivery and payment systems, a step that aligns her office with the governor’s efforts to strengthen the health care system for all Rhode Islanders. more
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