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This past week the General Assembly finally passed legislation to give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the General Assembly. more
Officials will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning to mark the opening of Ascensus College Saving’s new office here at 475 Kilvert St., Building A, Suite 300. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, including Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, First Gentleman Andy Moffitt, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, celebrated the launch of Pawtucket Central Falls Health Equity Zone’s Building Healthy Neighborhoods Action Plan at a press event at Veterans Memorial Garden Amphitheater in Pawtucket on the evening of June 14. more
Serve Rhode Island and five local service-oriented organizations will share $2.2 million in federal AmeriCorps funding, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Friday. more
Revenue from the state 5 percent hotel tax collections grew 29.4 percent year over year in March, and 12.2 percent when comparing this fiscal year to the prior fiscal period. more
PROVIDENCE – In an effort to protect families with low incomes from lead-based paint hazards within their homes, Sen. Jack F. Reed on June 13 announced that Rhode Island will receive $3.4 million in federal funding. Rhode Island Housing … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on June 13 announced that the city has been selected as one of 12 to join Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and … more
A $20 million state bond issue that would expand the terminal capacity of ProvPort Inc., by adding more land and water acreage at the Port of Providence, is expected to be presented to voters in November. more
Two Rhode Island health centers will share $771,607 in funding to expand oral health services and increase the number of patients served, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a news release Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
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