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The governor’s proposed truck toll plan, RhodeWorks, would generate substantial long-term funding for transportation projects, but may not provide enough revenue in the short term, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said Wednesday. more
In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue is moving to terminate the receivership of the Central Coventry Fire District as of Oct. 1 and plans to leave the district with a plan to improve its fiscal stability, Acting Director of Revenue David M. Sullivan said Friday. more
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a business networking reception on Sept. 24 in celebration of Rhode Island Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Day. more
(Updated 10:02 a.m.) Three firms, including the developer of the “I Love New York” slogan, a global public relations firm and a Jamestown-based company that will engage the public, have been selected to create a tourism and business attraction campaign for Rhode Island. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s RhodeWorks plan was passed by the House of Representatives, after a long session Wednesday night. more
Former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri deflected a number of red flags raised by a high-ranking cabinet member about the proposed financing deal subsequently approved for the now-bankrupt video game company 38 Studios LLC founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday joined 16 other U.S. governors in committing to expand clean energy resources, modernize energy infrastructure and promote collaborative practices. more
Betsy Wall, a month into her job as chief marketing officer for R.I. Commerce Corp., turned in her resignation Friday, a casualty of the flawed rollout of the state’s new tourism and economic development program. Along with Wall, the new slogan, “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer,” was dropped from the campaign. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
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