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More than a dozen Democratic state attorneys general urged House Republicans to end their legal fight with New York and Massachusetts over the states’ probes into whether Exxon Mobil Corp.’s public statements about climate change misled investors. more
The Ocean State continued to have one of the highest tax burdens out of any state in the country in fiscal 2014, ranking 13th highest per $1,000 of personal income and 14th highest per capita, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare: 2016 Edition.” more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. approved up to $9.1 million in incentives for job growth and real estate development on Monday. Commerce RI also announced its selection of three vendors that will execute the state’s upcoming tourism campaign, entering into agreements with NAIL Communications, the RDW Group and NJF, an MMGY Global company. more
The U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter at a 1.9 percent pace, unchanged from an initial estimate, as slower investment by businesses and state and local agencies offset stronger household purchases. more
Rhode Island landed in the top half of a ranking of the “best states” by U.S. News & World Report, coming in 21st, although it is the lowest ranked state in New England. more
If President Trump keeps his promise, the U.S. will join the rest of the industrialized world and provide for some kind of paid maternity leave. more
Citing “narrow but improved” finances, Moody’s Investors Service last week upgraded Woonsocket’s credit rating. more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello took to Twitter on Friday to publicly chastise Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, an unusual step for a politician who rarely tweets. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal for free college tuition could improve Rhode Island public higher education institutions’ credit ratings, but negatively impact revenue at some of the state’s private schools. more
A settlement agreement has been signed with the state over the federal lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed in December over the failure of the state Department of Human Services to provide SNAP food stamp benefits on time to needy families due to the tangled rollout of the UHIP computer system. more
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