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Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence River pedestrian bridge and extend a riverwalk through the former Interstate 195 land. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a partnership with the R.I. Commerce Corporation and its Procurement Techincial Assistance Center to offer Rhode Island small businesses free counseling and training programs on procurement procedures at the local, state and federal level. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is pleased with Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s decision to grant the state’s request for a jury trial in the pension cases. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Expenditure Council asks voters to weigh the pros and cons before they vote Tuesday on question 3, which asks “should there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?” more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Rhode Island again ranks among the worst states for its taxes on businesses, according to the 2015 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Pawtucket’s Department of Planning will hold a meeting to discuss potential alternatives to the existing R.I. Public Transit Authority bus hub on Roosevelt Avenue. more
Six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state’s Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund), according to the R.I. Commerce Corporation and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council. more
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