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By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
More than 4,000 taxpayers who received letters from the Pawtucket Division of Collections in error are getting an apology. more
State educators are launching development of the next five-year statewide strategic plan by broadly soliciting public input in a survey and recruiting a “design team” that will write the plan. more
The 2015 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $21,200 for most employers in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration supported lending $86.5 million to Rhode Island businesses in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an increase of 26 percent from the $68.6 million loaned a year earlier. more
Democrat Gina Raimondo focused her campaign for Rhode Island’s governorship on turning around the New England state’s ailing economy by reviving factories that were once a fount of middle-class jobs. more
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, announced that more health insurance plans will be offered on the exchange next year, and that rate sheets are available that will allow consumers and small employers to compare plans. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
Although his plan to expand the Newport Grand slot parlor into a full casino was rejected by local voters, developer Joseph Paolino Jr. said Wednesday he has not ruled out investing in the property. more
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