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Rhode Island lawmakers enacted various changes in the state tax code for the fiscal year 2014 and the R.I. Division of Taxation has outlined the alterations, which ranged from the reinstatement of historic tax credits to exempting art sales from a seven percent sales tax. more
The fiscal policies of the federal government are slowing the economy in the Bay State, according to the latest report from the MassBenchmarks editorial board, released Thursday. more
The General Assembly gave final passage to legislation that will lead the state in implementing consistent environmental standards for wetlands and septic systems, the state’s lawmaking body announced on Thursday. The process will also enable the contribution of local input in environmental policy decision-making. more
BOSTON – As part of $563 million set aside by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Narragansett Indian Tribe has received a grant of $499,110 to support efforts to maintain … more
The R.I. Attorney General and the R.I. Department of Health will hold a public informational meeting regarding the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England on Tuesday, June 11. more
Rhode Island House Democrats have backed off a plan to move business permitting functions of two state environmental agencies under the authority of a proposed state commerce office. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, business owners, state officials, local planners and lawmakers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday night to kick off RhodeMap RI, a year-long project to create statewide economic development and housing plans that link with strategies for future development, transportation, land use and the environment. more
U.S. policymakers must address debt loads projected to rise later this decade to avoid a 2013 downgrade, even as the latest budget projections are “credit positive,” according to Moody’s Investors Service. more
While many of Rhode Island’s 91 special districts perform valuable services, their lack of mandated financial controls leaves them open to charges of poor fiscal management, according to a report released by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council late Monday. more
Treasury 10-year notes gained for the first time in four days as yields at almost seven-week highs attracted buyers betting subdued inflation will bolster the value of the debt’s fixed payments. more
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