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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
The U.S. economy expanded more than estimated in the second quarter, providing evidence that growth is picking up as the nation overcomes the effects of federal tax increases and budget cuts. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin served as the National Association of Attorneys General representative to the 18th annual International Association of Prosecutors in Moscow, leading a discussion on human rights and the principle of equality. more
LA MALBAIE, Quebec – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week described the 37th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers as “fruitful, collaborative and relationship-strengthening.” more
JOHNSTON – The town will get $5 million as part of two out-of-court settlements over a dispute about odors from the Central Landfill, The Associated Press reported. more
The town of Johnston will receive an additional $3 million in payments as part of an agreement reached with Broadrock Renewables over odors at the Central Landfill, officials announced Tuesday. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. more
The partisan battles over the U.S. government shutdown and a potential debt default are beginning to merge into a single fiscal fight, raising the stakes for Republicans and Democrats to end the impasse. more
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