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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. more
PROVIDENCE – The Senate this month passed legislation sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to exempt the Job Development Fund from indirect cost recovery on restricted-receipts accounts. That action will free more than $1.2 million annually for use in job-training and work-experience efforts. more
WINDSOR, Mass. – A proposed natural gas pipeline expansion has drawn opposition from more than a dozen towns in the state near the potential path of the 250-mile project, The Associated Press reported. more
BOSTON – The association representing attorneys general from across the nation this month awarded Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley the group’s highest honor. more
The R.I. Department of Health has approved CVS Caremark Corp.’s application to open seven MinuteClinic facilities throughout Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – The state will receive an estimated $1.9 million to assist fishermen under a compromise reached by state fishery directors from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York and the National Marine Fisheries Service. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $20.7 million less than expected in April, resulting in a 6 percent monthly total general revenue shortfall compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Thursday. more
General Electric Co.’s $17 billion bid for Alstom SA’s energy business is in jeopardy after France gave itself the power to block foreign takeovers in industries it deems strategic. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
The R.I. Department of Taxation on Friday released a brief summarizing the tax changes outlined in the fiscal year 2015 state budget that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law last week. more
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