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(Updated 4:02 p.m.) With new forms of opiates now available in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wrote on Monday to R.I. Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott to urge her to immediately add certain chemical analogs to the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act, according to a statement from his office. more
President Donald Trump’s immigration stance has begun to discourage foreign visits to major U.S. cities, threatening to cost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate increase would “likely be appropriate” at the central bank’s upcoming meeting if employment and inflation continue to meet policymakers’ expectations. more
SWANSEA – Town officials recently toured a 12-acre site at the Swansea Mall, where officials are considering a proposed affordable-housing project, The Herald News reported Feb. 27. Mall owners separated the site from their retail space a year … more
PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island schools needing nearly $2 billion in repairs, a group of policymakers and labor leaders is calling on state lawmakers to find ways to increase funding for construction-related projects in the coming years, WPRI-TV … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island landed in the top half of a ranking of the "best states" by U.S. News & World Report, coming in 21st, although it is the lowest-ranked state in New England. U.S. News, which released the ranking Feb. 28, said … more
Employees get sick. This is a fact of life and business. But in Rhode Island, 41.5 percent of private-sector employees do not have access to paid sick time. So, they risk losing their jobs when they fall ill, or are caring for children or … more
1 You previously were vice president for student services at the City University of New York. How is that system similar to Rhode Island College? It was vastly different, in that CUNY is a collection of 25 campuses with 274,000 students. … more
In the last week, three state tax incentive packages were approved, two for companies that were either adding or creating jobs in Rhode Island and one for a group developing a mixed-use project. The cost for these projects could eventually … more
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