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BOSTON – A New Bedford-based solar-energy company has been ordered to pay more than $125,000 in restitution and penalties for violating the state's prevailing wage and hindrance laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week. … more
As the summer heats up, the political season is cooling down, but it's not all sunny and clear weather going forward. It would seem that the state and the city, thanks to efforts by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, have come to an … more
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, an “intentionally diverse” college preparatory, public charter school will open with at least 55 kindergartners on Aug. 31, the school announced Thursday. more
(Updated, 1:20 p.m.) The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the elimination of an upfront billing adjustment cost on customers who switch to competitive electricity suppliers, setting the stage for all ratepayers to pick up the difference. more
The city has begun reviewing a two-tiered proposal for standardized agreements for tax incentives in the Interstate 195 redevelopment district, including a 20-year phase-in of property taxes for five companies that propose projects of at least $50 million. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation and Amtrak on Monday announced the start of a $41 million South County train track and station enhancement project aimed at benefiting train operations in the Northeast and long-term transit planning for the state. more
The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
One of the biggest concerns of businesses these days is meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This is because the legislation is huge, more than 20,000 pages and growing, complex and ever changing. Among the most … more
The city is poised to create commercial tax guidelines to promote development, but if it goes forward it will do so without the support of all interested parties. A last-minute push from Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed into law a hike in Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60, effective Jan. 1. "I'm proud to sign this bill, which marks an important step forward in our efforts to make work … more
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