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Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
On one side of the state line, Massachusetts highway projects are plowing ahead, despite the crisis in Washington, D.C., over the solvency of the federal highway trust fund. more
In 2014, the General Assembly considered new legislation to address environmental and land-use regulation in the state. Some of the new laws that passed follow in the footsteps of last year’s efforts to minimize the impacts of regulation, environmental and otherwise, on business. Such efforts continue to be important and critical to our economic growth. more
Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
It makes perfect sense for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to be unhappy with the actuarial analysis provided by Buck Consultants LLC to the city, and that Providence sue Buck to make whole the gap the work created in future city budgets. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association says this year’s legislative session ended with the industry at least able to stay on an equal footing with other sectors. That’s thanks largely to defeat of both a bill that would have reduced the sales tax for most industries but not hospitality, and another measure to create a commission to study a minimum wage within the hospitality industry. more
The leading Democratic candidates for governor of Rhode Island agree on many key policy points, but not on how a political campaign should be financed. more
When President Barack Obama visits Rhode Island later this month, he will dine on local and regional cuisine created by one of the state’s top chefs. more
A new Rhode Island law strengthening safety regulations related to the sale of children’s jewelry goes into effect in November. It updates 2012 legislation passed and signed into law requiring all jewelry and charms manufactured in Rhode Island for children aged 12 and younger must meet standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials. more
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