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Public Policy
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A change in accounting standards that will require governments to start disclosing the amount of unfunded pension and retiree benefits on yearly balance sheets could put new pressure on public officials to step up payments on these plans, according to speakers at a conference organized by Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C. and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. more
Nationwide, a new report says that state public employee pension plans are underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion. At $18.6 billion, Rhode Island’s unfunded liability is one of the smallest among the 50 states, thanks to its size and fewer employed workers. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of Latino-owned businesses in New England, but many of these entrepreneurs report challenges in gaining access to capital and resources that could help their business grow, according to a new report by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
Accountants, actuaries, politicians and union leaders are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss the looming Rhode Island crisis related to public pensions and other post-employment benefits at a seminar dubbed “The Gathering Storm.” more
Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded a $519,344 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the susceptibility of people to drug-resistant bacteria who have been exposed to antibiotics. more
Just two years after it began, Condor Airlines will no longer offer seasonal service to Frankfurt, Germany from T.F. Green Airport. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo opened the second round of the state’s Innovation Voucher Program for applications on Tuesday at an event hosted by Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. more
About 4,000 Rhode Islanders are eligible for tax credits that could reduce the cost of their health insurance, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which said it is trying to improve its communication effort to reach these individuals and households. more
With time ticking down for public comment on how the state should fix the deteriorating Route 6-10 connector in Providence, city officials have proposed an alternate plan for a parkway that runs from Roger Williams Park to downtown. more
Downtown Warren is one of the 15 Great Places in America, according to the American Planning Association, which announced the list on Monday. more
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