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The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
Some U.S. workers who are deemed ineligible for overtime compensation under what’s known as the “white-collar exemption” would be able to collect extra pay under revised regulations President Barack Obama plans to order tomorrow, according to a White House official. more
Taxes are always more popular when they’re paid by someone else, such as, say, television personality William Shatner. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sens. Harold M. Metts and Juan M. Pichardo, both Providence Democrats, are urging Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to commit a portion of the $230 million in Google settlement funds received by Rhode Island to funding re-entry programs for ex-offenders. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
NEWPORT – Voters here will again face a vote on whether Newport Grand should add table games, after the City Council approved a casino referendum on the Election Day ballot, the Newport Daily News reported. more
In these last moments before the election for mayor of Providence, Dr. Daniel Harrop, the Republican candidate, has done something as strange as it is wrong. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Twin River and attendees got more than they have come to expect when a political campaign event broke out. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
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