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In the last week, the R.I. Division of Taxation announced the five latest projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cleared the Providence Economic Development Partnership to restart lending to local small businesses under its revolving loan program. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has signed an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs committing Rhode Island prosecutors to help train and advise prosecutors in foreign countries. more
(Updated, 9:35 a.m.) General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will run for governor of Rhode Island as a Democrat, she announced Wednesday in a video posted on her website. Raimondo said in the announcement video that Rhode Islanders “deserved a state that didn’t continue to kick financial decisions down the road,” a reference to her work engineering a controversial overhaul of the state pension system in 2011. more
About 800,000 people have signed up for private health plans through Obamacare in January, pushing total enrollment to 3 million as negative perceptions about the program give way to more practical needs. more
The U.S. Senate cleared and sent to President Barack Obama the first bipartisan budget produced by a divided Congress in 27 years, resolving for now spending issues that had helped spur a government shutdown in October. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation on Thursday approved a $300,000 Renewable Energy Fund loan to Middletown solar energy startup rTerra PV Solutions LLC. The Renewable Energy Fund finances renewable-energy business ventures and innovative development through a surcharge on electric customers’ bills. more
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced Thursday the launch of a program to reimburse small businesses in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods for storefront improvements. more
Seven Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive the first grants awarded under the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund in support of federally funded technological research. more
Public education in Rhode Island is strongest in school spending and standards that ensure accountability, but weakest in K-12 student achievement, according to the 2014 edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts report. more
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