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Rhode Island will share in a $491 million settlement payout by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Tuesday. more
Federal prosecutors are calling for a $500,000 fine on the Texas natural gas firm that illegally stored liquid mercury for two years in a Pawtucket building, Boston.com reports. more
Central Falls and Woonsocket made a list of risky-investment cities that could file for bankruptcy, Barron’s reports. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor four public forums next week to gather input from citizens on living and working in the Ocean State. more
Rhode Island ranks near last among states using cost-benefit analyses to drive budget decisions, according to a report released Monday. more
By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
BOSTON – Several Bristol County, Mass., organizations have received grants through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund to improve the skills of job seekers and incumbent employees. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development is currently accepting applications for organizations to join its newly established Creative Economy Network. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has signed into law legislation to establish a program for the “proper recycling, reuse and disposal of mattresses,” according to a news release. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
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