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As we think about the qualities and characteristics that we want in our next commissioner of education, we also need to think about the important policy decisions to be made that will guide public education in Rhode Island. I encourage all of us, … more
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is a partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the state of Maryland, and the county of Montgomery, Md., where the center is located in Rockville. Its goal is to … more
2014 may come to be remembered as the year large employers across the country got serious about cybersecurity, following well-publicized cases of credit card, identity theft and other breaches of personal information reported by Target Corp., Sony … more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, will host three enrollment assistance events across the state next month for residents eligible for a special enrollment period during tax season. more
Rhode Island public-sector retirees approved a proposed settlement that would end their lawsuit against the state’s 2011 pension overall, according to WPRI.com. more
WalletHub rated the best states to be rich or poor from a tax perspective, and unfortunately, Rhode Island lands among the worst states, regardless of income. more
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion. more
Before news broke that the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox wanted to move the team from its longtime home at McCoy Stadium to the Providence riverfront, Pawtucket officials had been thinking big. Could the area around the stadium be the … more
Rhode Island received a grade of C+, and an overall score of 76 out of 100, regarding its online spending transparency, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and its affiliate RIPIRG Education Fund, which released “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” on Wednesday. more
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