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Nearly halfway through fiscal year 2014, National Institutes of Health grants to Rhode Island institutions are well short of the pace set in the previous year, according to figures on the NIH’s website. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance released a new report Wednesday identifying nearly $225 million in non-essential government spending in Rhode Island that could be used instead to fund tax cuts and the repeal of the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. more
Rhode Island’s congressional delegation addressed a slew of topics including climate change, flood insurance, tax reform and workforce development at a breakfast held Monday morning at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
Despite last-minute relief from a March 31 deadline for Americans signing up for health insurance through the federal health benefits exchange, Rhode Islanders hoping to obtain health insurance through the Ocean State’s exchange have to complete their application and pick a plan by 11:59 p.m. on March 31. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday approved $1.1 million in Renewable Energy Fund grants to 11 solar projects planned by businesses, housing developments and schools in the state. more
As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
Federal Reserve officials predicted their target interest rate would be 1 percent at the end of 2015 and 2.25 percent a year later, higher than previously forecast, as they upgraded projections for gains in the labor market. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue has collected $2.06 billion in general revenue during the fiscal year through February, including $172 million in last month alone, the agency reported Tuesday. The monthly report was released the same day as a Tax Foundation study ranking U.S. states according to their state and local sales tax rates was released. more
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