Updated September 25 at 12:28pm
Public Policy
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Billed as a future income generator, the R.I. Convention Center has been a point of contention since its doors opened in 1993. Operationally, the facility, including the parking garage and food services, has lost more than $21 … more
More than two decades after its opening, the R.I. Convention Center still routinely runs a deficit, even with the revenue that its parking facility and food services provide. Factor in the debt service – with $300 million still on the books – … more
School's in, and for no one is that more true than Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. In the span of less than two weeks, the governor has: n Set new goals for 3rd grade reading in the public schools – 75 percent reading at grade level by … more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
Federal Reserve-watching can be a guessing game, and August and September are a perfect case in point. Federal funds futures markets priced in little chance of an interest rate increase immediately after the July meeting of the U.S. central bank. more
(Updated, 9:22 p.m.) A key advisory committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. is expected to review requests for state tax credit incentives for more than $90 million worth of projects, including the renovation of three historic buildings on Westminster Street. The Lapham Building, as well as smaller buildings at 270 and 276 Westminster, would be renovated for commercial and residential uses under a redevelopment proposal submitted by Conrnish Associates LP. more
Two hundred and fifteen college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields were chosen as the recipients of R.I. Commerce Corp.’s first Wavemaker Fellowships, a tax credit to defray student loan repayment. more
Launched last year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Prepare RI initiative, which sees high school students earn college credits, witnessed its enrollment more than double in the 2015-2016 academic year after the state expanded funding for the program. more
The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received $60,442 of the $28.4 million in Advanced Placement Test Fee grants awarded to 41 states and Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education for Advanced Placement Grants to help low-income families afford the placement exam. more
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