Sidewalks along several major streets downtown will be reconstructed this summer, as the R.I. Department of Transportation continues a planned series of improvements to comply with new standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Wednesday released a report warning state lawmakers against raising the estate tax exemption, saying tax breaks on the wealthiest individuals would negatively impact state revenues and further perpetuate taxpayer inequality.
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City Council Majority Leader Kevin Jackson has been arrested and will be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly misappropriating $12,000 in campaign contributions and embezzling $127,000 from the Providence Cobras, a youth track and field organization that he founded.
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Two Rhode Island organizations, a resident and an official were recognized this week with 2016 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office.