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In one of its last acts, the Chafee administration is asking department heads to come up with budgetary trims to help close a projected $34.5 million shortfall in the fiscal 2015 budget, yet another in a long line of midyear actions to help close a projected budget deficit. more
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter made the correct choice when she ruled last week that a jury should decide on the legality of a number of changes made to state employee pension plans. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
NEWPORT – R.I. Department of Transportation last week began work on a project that will upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the downtown. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis last week announced plans for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
BOSTON – A settlement in a class-action suit could yield a windfall for affected state pensions several years after the housing market collapse impacted pensions and retirement funds, thanks to a settlement reached between Massachusetts pension groups and Fannie Mae, according to a report by Boston.com. more
Newport is making a second push to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list – recognition that commission members appointed by the governor say could bring more history buffs and cultural aficionados to the city and the state. more
Providence always seems to be getting on some list: “America’s favorite city,” “best social cities,” or, on the flip side, missing the ranking altogether for more esoteric recognition like “best cities for couples.” more
Newport’s dramatically perched Cliff Walk has been restored – and some say improved – since the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. more
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