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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
U.S. budget negotiators are nearing a deal to trim automatic spending cuts that might break a three-year cycle of failed fiscal talks in Washington. 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
PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo announced last week the extension of her Smart Money Tour that aims to help provide financial security to Rhode Islanders. more
BOSTON – Former Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray and his campaign committee have agreed to pay $80,000 to resolve allegations that he accepted contributions unlawfully solicited by state employees on his behalf, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew urged Congress to raise the debt limit well in advance of a February deadline, calling an increase necessary to preserve the nation’s promise to its creditors. more
This past spring, I released “Putting Providence Back to Work,” a roadmap for improving the business climate, infrastructure and human capital of Rhode Island’s capital city. more
More changes appear to be coming for the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, whether Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee wants them or not. Competing House and Senate proposals suggest that whatever ultimately emerges from the General Assembly, the independent governor’s reshuffling of the agency over the past year will not be the final word. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. 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
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