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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
Providence was at a crossroads when I became mayor three and a half years ago. A $110 million structural budget deficit threatened our capital city with bankruptcy. Unemployment was far too high, private-sector investment too scarce and our housing market continued to suffer from the effects of America’s national recession. more
Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Bank of America Corp. is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after raising its proposed offer to resolve probes into its sale of mortgage-backed bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the talks. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who helped push through changes to the struggling employee retirement system, won the Democratic nomination to run for governor of the nation’s smallest state in November. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
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