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(Updated 3:21 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday announced Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Ocean State on May 27 to see how the state is progressing with its infrastructure project: RhodeWorks. more
Collections from the state 5 percent hotel tax fell 0.3 percent year over year in January, but increased nearly 11 percent when comparing the first seven months of the fiscal year to the same prior-year period, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
After a decade-long fundraising effort and countless volunteer hours, the U.S. Navy Seabees announced the new Museum and Memorial Park on Iafrate Way in Davisville will open to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
The state has hired its first-ever “food chief” to coordinate a statewide food plan and connect the public and private sectors to work toward creating a more robust local food system. more
The White House on Tuesday announced a new rule that will boost the number of Americans who qualify for time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given week. more
Nearly $58,000 in grants has been awarded to local historic preservation programs by the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. more
Rhode Island’s health care uninsured rate fell to 4.5 percent in 2015 from 6.4 percent in 2014, according to the National Health Interview Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Bryant University will host its 31st annual World Trade Day conference on May 25, with the theme “Global Trends Impacting Local Decisions.” more
Seventeen states, including Rhode Island, had total liabilities greater than the national aggregate of 14.8 percent of the 50 states’ personal income in 2013, according to data released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts in its Fiscal 50 report. more
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