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Democrat Gina M. Raimondo beat Republican challenger Allan W. Fung to become Rhode Island’s first woman governor Tuesday, with 40 percent of the vote compared to Fung’s 36.2 percent, according to ri.gov. more
Gina Raimondo became the first Democrat elected governor in Rhode Island since 1992, overcoming opposition from government workers for her role in pushing through cuts to retirement benefits. more
Rhode Island’s financial profile has improved following the economic downturn, but weak economic and demographic trends, paired with large combined debt and pension liabilities, remain sources of credit pressure, according to Moody’s Investor Service. more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Feld Entertainment Inc. for one serious safety violation and is proposing a penalty of $7,000 in response to the circus accident that injured nine performers during a “hair hang act” this past May at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. more
Santander Bank, N.A. has committed a total of $1.3 million in grants to support low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in the city. more
National tourism marketers believe you have to spend money to make money. more
Is Providence better off than it was 20 years ago? more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
NEWPORT – R.I. Department of Transportation last week began work on a project that will upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the downtown. more
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