Randall Rosenbaum, executive director for the R.I. State Council on the Arts, says a $35 million “creative and culture economy bond” request voters will be asked to approve on Election Day will more than pay for itself in new jobs and general economic and cultural stimulation.
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation.
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick is leading a coalition of the state’s government and industry leaders on an innovation partnership mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France to expand opportunities between Massachusetts and the three European countries.
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corporation, the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and nonprofit marketing firm SmartPower last week announced the launch of a new, municipal-based program aimed at providing opportunities for installation of rooftop solar energy at lower costs.
The Federal Reserve is planning risk-based capital standards for banks that are tougher than those developed by their international counterparts, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo will tell lawmakers Tuesday.
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