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Having their hotel-tax funds cut equally is a pill tourism-district leaders say they are willing to swallow in order to help pay for the launch of a statewide brand. Yet, just how they will integrate that still undeveloped brand with … more
A revised proposal for RhodeWorks that takes into account additional federal funds for transportation, and which eliminates a reliance on toll-backed revenue bonding, will be introduced Thursday, according to legislative leaders and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Rhode Island’s fiscal 2013 total tax collections were 14th highest in the country when measured on personal income and per capita, at $111.18 per $1,000, and $5,132, respectively, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare.” more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
What if the National Rifle Association is right that the no-fly list shouldn’t be used for denying people guns, as President Barack Obama has urged and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has said … more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continues to dip, with a June drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent compared with May, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
Zero people support Lincoln D. Chafee for president, according to a new poll released by Monmouth University this week. more
Amazingly, Donald Trump has taken a bad idea and made it worse. more
HealthSource RI will transition from a federally supported health care benefits exchange to one supported by the state over the next year, in part through a direct $2.6 million appropriation recommended in the fiscal 2016 budget approved by the … more
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