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Victoria M. Almeida, shareholder at the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, was elected chairwoman of the state's Health Services Council. Almeida was reappointed to the council by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, in recognition of her … more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked last in New England on the 2015 Competitiveness Report Card from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, with an overall grade of D-minus. The report card, which the center said was originally … more
An independent analysis of promising economic clusters for Providence to nurture has identified five stars: life sciences, food processing and packaging, social enterprise, design coupled with advanced manufacturing, and education technology. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor launched three new incentive programs on Wednesday in an effort to grow the state’s economy. more
Rhode Island ranks among the bottom 10 states for tax friendliness, coming in sixth-worst, according to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. more
A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m., Nov. 14) The recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership has benefits for Rhode Island businesses and communities as it will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, according to the U.S. Commercial Service. more
A proposal to offer tax incentives to a Canadian company that wants to establish a cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence drew support from construction trade unions and the administration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, at a public hearing of the City Council Finance Committee. more
David Salvatore, a Providence City Council member, has been named government affairs director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Partnering with his Republican co-chair of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin recently introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2015. more
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