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Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections fell 1.1 percent in November when compared with November 2015, but rose 2.1 percent in the first five months of the fiscal year versus the same year-earlier fiscal period. more
The 5 percent hotel tax generated $2.3 million in revenue for the state in September, a 9 percent increase compared with revenue of $2.1 million recorded in September 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
Rhode Island’s continued public borrowing is taking a larger portion of state and local spending, driving the Ocean State’s rank in the nation for public expenditures ever higher, according to the latest study by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
President Donald Trump said the process for coming up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act could stretch into 2018, a longer time frame than he previously indicated. more
Five percent hotel tax collections rose 7 percent in August, and 3.4 percent on a fiscal year-to-date basis, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
(Updated 7 p.m.) Donald J. Farish, Roger Williams University president, has responded to the presidential executive order on immigration, saying he is affirming the university’s “commitment to international and Muslim students, faculty and staff – as well as to their families.” more
Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
Republicans in Congress will begin a process Thursday of rescinding a federal rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental-health problems from buying guns, one of the earliest targets in a long list of Obama administration regulations lawmakers plan to reverse. more
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