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With a week to go until the general election, Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Gina Raimondo are “effectively tied” in the governor’s race, according to the latest public opinion survey by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. more
Improvements to disability compliance have resulted in finding more than $1 million in overearnings dating back to 2000, Treasurer Gina Raimondo announced at the State Retirement Board meeting on Wednesday. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $678.4 million city budget proposal for fiscal 2015 Tuesday that would maintain the current residential and commercial tax rates. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis said that the process has begun to provide for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country. more
U.S. Rep James R. Langevin is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, DC, offices for the spring semester of 2015. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is going all in on tax cuts as a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Not content to simply match the $100 million tax-cut plan of his GOP primary opponent Ken Block, Fung is going bigger, and more conservative, with a $200 million package of cuts meant to stimulate the economy. more
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