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A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
One bill passed in its waning moments last week by the General Assembly has taken a step that threatens to politicize a simple, nonpartisan tool for cause-based fundraising while challenging the church-state barrier that is one of Rhode Island’s founding principles. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Tuesday night vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Providence Redevelopment Authority to construct new commercial and industrial buildings. more
Since Congress has taken off on its annual summer recess, you might assume that nothing is happening on Capitol Hill that could affect the taxes you pay on your home. Quite the reverse. more
A superior court judge Wednesday allowed the bulk of Rhode Island’s lawsuit against the architects of the 38 Studios LLC loan deal to proceed, dismissing only a few portions of the complaint. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
Housing, social service and defense industry leaders will join Rhode Island’s U.S. Senate delegation Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the local impacts of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. more
(Updated, 9 a.m.) Rhode Island leaders are prepared to allow 38 Studios LLC’s federal bankruptcy trustee to use assets salvaged from the defunct video game company to investigate claims against its former executives and architects of a failed $75 million state loan guarantee. more
Engage Rhode Island, the business-backed advocacy group that helped stoke popular support for overhauling the state pension system, has dissolved, the group said in a statement Friday afternoon. more
Maine Gov. Paul LePage now keeps a roll of duct tape on his desk as a reminder to himself. “We all have faults - mine is that I can’t keep my mouth shut.” more
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