Updated July 28 at 1:28pm
Public Policy
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With a quick pace and little dissent, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a budget for the next fiscal year that includes almost everything proposed by first-year Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is investing $5.2 million for the development of a new type of vaccine against Q fever, and a local company is involved in the effort. more
Nine individuals have been nominated to serve on the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. more
The sponsor behind legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law said he is not seeking a vote at this time, and instead will seek funding to conduct a review of staffing and overtime to see if the state could benefit from a defined workweek for public safety personnel. more
Rhode Island’s minimum wage will soon climb 60 cents to $9.60 an hour. more
A project that will convert a vacant office building downtown into rental apartments will come with assistance from a city tax stabilization agreement that defers full taxes for 10 years, under a plan approved Thursday by City Council’s finance committee. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed a $696 million budget for fiscal 2016 on Thursday that he said takes a “major step” in addressing the city’s fiscal woes. more
A vote on proposed legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law is expected to come before the House and Senate labor committees on Thursday. more
(Updated, 5:30 a.m.) The R.I. House Finance Committee on Tuesday night approved an $8.7 billion state budget that maintains most of what Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had proposed in her inaugural budget proposal. more
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday approved the state’s controversial pension reform settlement, passing it on to the General Assembly, which has final say. more
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