Updated March 25 at 2:33pm
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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. more
(Updated 2:42 p.m.) 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. more
William Black, principal of West Broadway Middle School, has been named the 2016 Outstanding First-Year Principal by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals. more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) 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. more
Brown University has one of the best master’s degree in public health programs in the country, according to College Choice, an online site which ranked the top 50 programs. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
Cherrystone Angel Group, the state’s first angel investment group, is looking to expand its group of investors. more
Rhode Island is the sixth-worst state to grow old, according to a study by Caring.com. more
Job openings rose more than projected in March, a sign the U.S. labor market was still strong toward the end of the first quarter. more
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