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BOSTON – The state’s controversial “tech tax” needs to be “repealed and replaced,” Gov. Deval L. Patrick told the Boston Herald last week, a shift from his previous stance. 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
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin served as the National Association of Attorneys General representative to the 18th annual International Association of Prosecutors in Moscow, leading a discussion on human rights and the principle of equality. more
LA MALBAIE, Quebec – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week described the 37th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers as “fruitful, collaborative and relationship-strengthening.” 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
The town of Johnston will receive an additional $3 million in payments as part of an agreement reached with Broadrock Renewables over odors at the Central Landfill, officials announced Tuesday. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. 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
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee bowed out of next year’s governor’s race extolling the same government “fundamentals” of infrastructure, education and workforce development he campaigned on in 2010. more
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