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The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport’s impact on the economy topped $1 billion last year, according to a Wednesday release from the facility. more
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed for a fifth month on the back of shelter and fuel prices, pushing inflation closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Michael Lye, a Rhode Island School of Design professor, led an independent research project to design a full-scale, wearable model of a NASA spacesuit designed to be functional in a Mars simulation environment. more
The Federal Trade Commission has launched the “IoT Home Inspector Challenge,” and is asking the public to create a technical solution that consumers can use to guard against security vulnerabilities in software found on Internet of Things devices in their homes. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her 2017 State of the State Address on Tuesday focused on efforts to help support middle-class Rhode Islanders, through reduction of automobile taxes and a new scholarship aimed at students attending state colleges and universities. more
In a first for Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has created a Capital Improvement Plan that outlines and prioritizes $122.4 million in expenditures the city would make in its public works, public property, and parks and recreation departments. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
Food advocates and other industry stakeholders on Tuesday released a proposed five-year strategic plan focused on the state’s food system, designed to improve food-related production, health and access and economic development for Rhode Islanders. more
Those who attend the presidential inauguration on Friday will receive a memento from New England – a blue fleece blanket from New England Fleece. more
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