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For the first nine months of the fiscal year, cash collections increased nearly 3 percent, or $67.2 million, compared with the prior fiscal period, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
City Councilman Kevin Jackson has resigned from leadership positions, including as council majority leader and member of the five-person Finance Committee, following his arrest on state charges of embezzlement, unlawful appropriation of campaign funds and violating campaign-finance law. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has the eighth-lowest favorability rating among governors in the nation, according to a poll by Morning Consult. more
Digit Murphy dashed to the podium to accept her Outstanding Mentor award Thursday afternoon at the 2016 Providence Business News Business Women Awards luncheon & Women’s Leadership Summit. more
Sidewalks along several major streets downtown will be reconstructed this summer, as the R.I. Department of Transportation continues a planned series of improvements to comply with new standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Wednesday released a report warning state lawmakers against raising the estate tax exemption, saying tax breaks on the wealthiest individuals would negatively impact state revenues and further perpetuate taxpayer inequality. more
(Updated 2:42 p.m.) City Council Majority Leader Kevin Jackson has been arrested and will be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly misappropriating $12,000 in campaign contributions and embezzling $127,000 from the Providence Cobras, a youth track and field organization that he founded. more
William Black, principal of West Broadway Middle School, has been named the 2016 Outstanding First-Year Principal by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals. more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) Two Rhode Island organizations, a resident and an official were recognized this week with 2016 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. more
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