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Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
BOSTON – According to Massachusetts state records, from 2007 to 2013, more $16.5 million was spent on lobbyists for the gambling industry, the Boston Globe reported on its website last week. A majority of that money came from the developers and property owners vying for one of the few potentially lucrative casino licenses in the state. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
Lawmakers reshaped Rhode Island’s tax code this summer, cutting taxes in some areas and raising them elsewhere in a bid to improve the state’s much-maligned business climate while plugging revenue gaps. more
More than two-thirds of U.S. roadways are in need of repair and the poor condition of the nation’s transportation network results in billions in extra costs, according to a White House report. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that helps expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate of need process for domestic “medical tourism” companies looking to locate in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
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
Steven T. Hartford, director of policy for Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office and former town manager of Westerly, will replace Richard A. Licht as director of the R.I. Department of Administration, the governor announced Thursday. more
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