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Total general revenue cash collections rose 1 percent when comparing the fiscal year-over-fiscal year period through February, but fell 7.1 percent when comparing February with February 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Chessawanock Island Oysters on Station Street recently received $75,000 in financing from the South Eastern Economic Development Corp. using R.I. Commerce Corp. funds and a Small Business Association Micro Loan that will allow it to expand from three to five acres in Narragansett Bay, buy additional farming equipment, and create four more jobs. more
(Updated 4:38 p.m.) The Rhode Island business community is brimming with optimism as it relates to the future of the state’s economy, according to a real-time survey conducted at the Santander Bank and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual economic outlook breakfast on Tuesday. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. board on Monday approved up to $3.3 million in tax credits for eMoney Advisor LLC, a Pennsylvania-based firm that plans to open an office downtown and hire 100 full-time employees by 2020. more
Brenda Dann-Messier was named acting commissioner of postsecondary education Monday, according to a Tuesday announcement by the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. more
Republican leaders are eager to avoid a government shutdown but the demise of their Obamacare repeal could leave some conservatives spoiling for a fight that raises the odds of a standoff. more
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced certain states with so-called sanctuary cities stand to lose billions of dollars in federal grants, again raising questions about how Providence and Rhode Island might be affected. more
The Raimondo administration on Monday awarded six Rhode Island companies a cumulative $280,000 in Innovation Vouchers, a grant program to encourage research and development projects. more
The Trump administration is attempting to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing on Monday that local governments will have to certify they aren’t impeding communication between their police and federal immigration authorities in order to continue receiving Justice Department grants. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections grew 14.4 percent in the fiscal period through October compared with the prior fiscal period, but fell 0.8 percent when comparing the month of October with October 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said last week. more
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