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What he’s got: Local, state, and federal governing experience as a former Rhode Island mayor, governor, and U.S. senator; party loyalties that have run the gamut from Republican to independent to Democrat; despite those shifting affiliations, a consistently liberal record on domestic and foreign policy; a patrician pedigree and demeanor, an idiosyncratic biography (after schooling at Andover and Brown, he moved to Montana to learn horseshoeing and spent years working at racetracks as a farrier), and a dry, wry Yankee wit. more
Nine individuals have been nominated to serve on the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. more
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may be best known as the former CEO of Hewlett- Packard, but it turns out that another candidate holds more stock in the technology firm these days. more
The sponsor behind legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law said he is not seeking a vote at this time, and instead will seek funding to conduct a review of staffing and overtime to see if the state could benefit from a defined workweek for public safety personnel. more
The city has begun reviewing a two-tiered proposal for standardized agreements for tax incentives in the Interstate 195 redevelopment district, including a 20-year phase-in of property taxes for five companies that propose projects of at least $50 million. more
Rhode Island’s former governor talks about his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. more
Nine executive orders, 72.3 inches of snow, a jobs plan and 101 names submitted to boards, commissions and cabinets. These are some statistics Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has used to highlight her first 100 days in office, which she celebrated … more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island economy. We have over 95,000 small businesses, and they employ our friends and families. more
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