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(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Newly elected House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello on Tuesday promised he would focus on tackling his “No. 1 issue, jobs and the economy.” Lawmakers elected the Cranston Democrat and attorney House speaker by a vote of 61-6 over the other nominee, Rep. Michael J. Marcello, D-Scituate. more
Taxes are always more popular when they’re paid by someone else, such as, say, television personality William Shatner. more
(Updated, 1:54 p.m.) State and federal law enforcement officials were seen entering the office and home of R.I. House Speaker Gordon D. Fox, according to WJAR-TV NBC 10, among other news outlets. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sens. Harold M. Metts and Juan M. Pichardo, both Providence Democrats, are urging Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to commit a portion of the $230 million in Google settlement funds received by Rhode Island to funding re-entry programs for ex-offenders. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. 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
Some U.S. workers who are deemed ineligible for overtime compensation under what’s known as the “white-collar exemption” would be able to collect extra pay under revised regulations President Barack Obama plans to order tomorrow, according to a White House official. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced last week that Steven T. Hartford has been named director of policy for the office of the governor. more
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