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Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln D. Chafee advocated for a change to the metric system during his campaign announcement Wednesday. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is reorganizing the Fire Department in an effort to save money and deal with the city's financial challenges. Elorza announced the plan last month after he unveiled a report the city commissioned by PFM … more
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey last month launched her office's Community Engagement Division, a first-of-its-kind division which will bring the office and its work into neighborhoods and communities across the state. The first … more
Providence officials have been developing standardized tax-stabilization agreements that could help two projects targeted for parcels on former Interstate 195 land move forward. But state officials may not be willing to wait for the city to finish … more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he made a risky calculation: He used most of his political capital to get one cornerstone piece of legislation passed, an overhaul of federal laws expanding healthcare access and coverage. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that helps expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate of need process for domestic “medical tourism” companies looking to locate in Rhode Island. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has indicated her intention to nominate Scott Jensen and Melba Depena to cabinet positions in her incoming administration. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza has appointed Marisa O’Gara, Theresa Agonia, Sheila Dormody and David Ortiz to senior leadership positions in his administration. more
Jorge O. Elorza, the city’s 38th mayor, was sworn in at 12 a.m. Monday at a private ceremony held at his home amid family and friends. more
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