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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
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley, D-Central Falls, was elected a 2014 state director for Women In Government by her legislative colleagues. more
As is too often the case, this year’s General Assembly session starts off with the state projecting a significant budget deficit in the coming fiscal year. What is of much greater import than what the legislature does directly on the budget, however, is what it does on these three issues: pension reform, 38 Studios and bridge tolls. more
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total money donors can give to federal candidates and parties, issuing its biggest campaign- finance ruling since the 2010 Citizens United decision. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, have been named Legislators of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists. more
President Barack Obama’s declaration that 7.1 million health-plan enrollments serve as a rebuke to critics of his signature law won’t diminish the opposition nor stop the scrutiny of the overhaul’s effect. more
WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications said last week it would cut as many as 234 jobs from its residential customer-service call center in West Warwick, potentially reducing the size of its workforce in Rhode Island by nearly 20 percent. more
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