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Rhode Island gubernatorial campaigns usually don’t spend too much time debating the merits of different hedge funds. more
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced Friday that his acting chief of staff and city director of administration Michael D’Amico will leave his position to launch a private-sector consultancy. more
Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities. more
U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick says his fiscal 2015 budget proposal supports job-growth priorities and works to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education. more
President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
Old and unfinished business could hinder lawmakers’ efforts to improve the Rhode Island economic climate in 2014. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, have been named Legislators of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists. more
A Senate vote on Monday to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in hopes of bolstering their fortunes in the November mid-term elections. more
Janet Yellen’s confirmation as chairman of the Federal Reserve with the least Senate support on record shows that the central bank still faces intense political scrutiny six years after the financial crisis. more
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