Updated February 27 at 3:27pm
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Mayor Angel Taveras has signed an amendment to Providence’s zoning ordinance designed to block mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront and protect industrial uses there. more
The result of an educational system that prepares students to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and math is a capable workforce. more
There’s plenty to like about the state’s new health-benefits exchange, HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson told approximately 300 business owners, health care providers and insurance professionals at a Feb. 27 health care summit co-sponsored by Providence Business News. more
It’s almost a cliche at this point – the U.S. needs to spend more on infrastructure. Other countries are running circles around us in the infrastructure department. It’s fashionable to blame this on the Republicans’ scorched-earth tactics against President Barack Obama, and on conservative distrust of government spending in general. And those are certainly factors. Problems with state and local government finances are another issue. more
In a ranking of the 15 worst states for state income taxes, Rhode Island did not make the list, but two of its New England neighbors did – Maine and Massachusetts. more
(Updated, 12:06 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee formally approved a new apprenticeship program for computer numerical control operators at the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick hotel Thursday morning. more
The proposed transformation of a surface parking lot next to the Garrahy Judicial Complex on Dorrance Street into a seven-level parking garage will cost approximately $43 million, according to a report released Wednesday by a special legislative commission. more
Moody’s Investors Service issued a warning on April 17 regarding Rhode Island’s failure to reach a settlement with public employee unions over the state’s pension lawsuit, which will go trial on Sept. 15 following the breakdown in renewed mediation talks earlier this month. more
«constant ****SDLq»The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” – Thomas Jefferson. more
An HIV-positive man has filed a lawsuit in federal court because he said HealthSource RI forces him to pay for women’s abortions as a condition to obtain health insurance through the state exchange. more
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