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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that opponents of the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state may put a question on the November ballot to decide whether the law should be repealed, Boston.com reported. more
In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
Bank of America Corp. failed to win dismissal of two government lawsuits in which it’s accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
U.S. regulators are studying whether restrictions on marijuana should be eased, a step toward decriminalizing the drug at the federal level. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Providence’s “BBB” credit outlook from stable to positive to reflect Mayor Angel Taveras’ efforts to improve the city’s fiscal management practices and general fund balance, Taveras’ administration announced Friday. more
Town selectmen have contracted Considine & Furey to help bring a resort casino to Somerset, agreeing to pay the Boston law firm 25 percent of first-year sums from licensed gaming, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. more
More than half the people who bought insurance through new Obamacare exchanges were previously uninsured, according to a survey that runs counter to reports earlier this year. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
Peter M. Marino, director of the R.I. Office of Management and Budget, has been named as the next CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. Merrill Thomas, chairman of Neighborhood’s board of directors, said Marino’s past experience both in and out of government was one determining factor in the board’s decision. more
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