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Measured in volume, economic-development proposals dominated Rhode Island’s 2013 legislative session. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
Rhode Island lawmakers eased the threat of defaulting on bonds that backed former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s videogame company, agreeing to cover the debt in a step that may preserve the state’s credit rating. more
Members of the House of Representatives will reconvene Wednesday afternoon to continue debate on a fiscal 2014 budget. more
Ed Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election yesterday, as state Democrats overcame low voter turnout to avert a repeat of an embarrassing loss in a similar race three years ago. more
The revived Rhode Island historic-tax-credit program unveiled by lawmakers last week likely won’t help the state’s tallest vacant building, but will be in high demand for other projects, preservation advocates say. more
The General Assembly gave final passage to legislation that will lead the state in implementing consistent environmental standards for wetlands and septic systems, the state’s lawmaking body announced on Thursday. The process will also enable the contribution of local input in environmental policy decision-making. more
The House Finance Committee approved an $8.2 billion Rhode Island budget for fiscal 2014 unveiled by Democratic leaders Tuesday night that forgoes a corporate tax-rate cut sought by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, but includes the first state payment for the failed 38 Studios LLC loan guarantee. more
Armed with a new two-year contract, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist says she’s staying the course with her five-year plan to transform education in Rhode Island – including closing the skills gap. more
BOSTON – As part of $563 million set aside by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Narragansett Indian Tribe has received a grant of $499,110 to support efforts to maintain … more
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