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Steven T. Hartford, director of policy for Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office and former town manager of Westerly, will replace Richard A. Licht as director of the R.I. Department of Administration, the governor announced Thursday. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
The General Assembly on Wednesday passed the Renewable Energy Growth Program bill, establishing a 160-megawatt, five-year program to finance solar and other distributed generation projects and earning praise from the New England Clean Energy Council. more
The R.I. General Assembly on Tuesday passed two new laws to streamline the state’s regulatory reform process and eliminate statutes exempting certain rules and regulations from review. more
The Rhode Island Expenditure Council asks voters to weigh the pros and cons before they vote Tuesday on question 3, which asks “should there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?” more
On Thursday night President Obama slept where few presidents have slept before: Rhode Island. It’s been more than a half-century since a sitting president–JFK–spent the night in the nation’s smallest state. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. 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
Two Rhode Island legislators investigating the collapse of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video-game company have received poison-pen letters. more
With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
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