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Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
The brouhaha over National Grid’s rate increases for electricity is understandable. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is calling for stricter regulations to protect service members from predatory lending. more
PROVIDENCE – The Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked Rhode Island the ninth-best state in the nation in its 2014 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report. According to a news release, the ranking puts Rhode Island second best of the New England states, behind Maine, which ranked second nationally, and ahead of Massachusetts, the next-best New England state at 13th. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has indicated her intention to nominate Scott Jensen and Melba Depena to cabinet positions in her incoming administration. more
Two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced an initiative to accelerate a four-year regulatory review process, directing state agencies to make government more efficient, streamline processes and reduce the regulatory impact on small businesses. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza has appointed Marisa O’Gara, Theresa Agonia, Sheila Dormody and David Ortiz to senior leadership positions in his administration. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
Twenty-six cities and towns will receive nearly $5.3 million in grants from the 2014 Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant program. more
HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, has extended the deadline for new and renewing customers to select individual plans to Dec. 31. more
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