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Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour could help more than 89,300 Rhode Islanders and 453,100 Bay Staters make ends meet, according to a state-by-state analysis released by the White House last week. more
Bank of America Corp. is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after raising its proposed offer to resolve probes into its sale of mortgage-backed bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the talks. more
Although his plan to expand the Newport Grand slot parlor into a full casino was rejected by local voters, developer Joseph Paolino Jr. said Wednesday he has not ruled out investing in the property. more
Rhode Island will receive $3.85 million under a national program to help states train laid-off workers, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced Wednesday. more
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has loosened its confidentiality policy and will now identify all proposals for the former highway land, not just winning bids, the commission announced Monday. more
HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s state-run health insurance exchange, will seek $4.6 million from the state government for fiscal year 2015, Executive Director Christine Ferguson said Thursday. more
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rhode Island’s credit outlook from negative to stable while maintaining an Aa2 bond rating, the agency announced Monday. more
Focus group research conducted by the American Democracy Project at RIC shows that R.I. voters are not confident their next governor will improve the state’s economic outlook. The … more
The R.I. House of Representatives early Friday morning passed an $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 that cuts some taxes, makes a payment on the 38 Studios bonds and bars communities from setting their own minimum wage. more
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