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BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed the $33.6 billion fiscal 2014 Massachusetts budget this month, stating that the package makes “significant investments” in education, health care cost containment and youth-violence prevention. more
The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to suspend the U.S. debt limit until March 2015, giving a win to President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress who insisted that the ceiling be lifted without conditions. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick says his fiscal 2015 budget proposal supports job-growth priorities and works to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education. more
The U.S. Senate cleared for President Barack Obama’s signature a stopgap spending bill to keep federal government funding from lapsing tonight. more
To the Editor: My dealer is very concerned about the current direction Rhode Island is heading with regards to marijuana legalization. Obviously he cannot speak for himself for fear of his personal safety, so he has asked me to reach out on his behalf. He is actually a staunch advocate of keeping marijuana illegal, which might surprise people. Currently he makes about $160,000 every year, tax-free of course, and before decriminalization passed he made more than $200,000. If legalization moves forward, he could see his income shrink even more. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, far left, and the Fungamaniacs celebrate after crossing the finish line at the third annual BoldrDash Mud Race. Held Sept. 14-15 at Exeter’s Yawgoo Valley Ski & Water Park, the event attracted more than 2,000 adults and children who worked their way through obstacle courses. Pictured with Fung, from left, are Lynn Hall, president of BoldrDash Race LLC, and Fung’s teammates, Barbara Ann Fenton and Danny Hall. more
Rhode Island gubernatorial campaigns usually don’t spend too much time debating the merits of different hedge funds. more
On the surface, the Rhode Island business community looks like a big winner in new House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s ascension to what many regard as the most powerful political office in the state. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller and Rep. Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, announced plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. more
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