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The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion. more
Rhode Island received a grade of C+, and an overall score of 76 out of 100, regarding its online spending transparency, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and its affiliate RIPIRG Education Fund, which released “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” on Wednesday. more
(Updated, 8:30 p.m., March 18) An ordinance that proposes a uniform approach to tax stabilization agreements for projects in the former Interstate 195 corridor will be introduced to City Council this week. more
(Updated 4:47 p.m.) Reactions to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s first budget – an $8.6 billion budget intended to jump-start the economy – have been mixed. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will launch a Web-based budget tool tonight to help Rhode Islanders understand her budget. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is tackling the pothole problem. At a press conference Wednesday at Plain and Beacon streets, he announced steps being taken to address the numerous potholes plaguing the city. more
The number of driving-related fatalities in Rhode Island dropped 20 percent in 2014 to 52 from 65 in 2013, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said on Wednesday. more
Former candidate for governor Kenneth J. Block has released a study on the state’s fire districts in an effort to start a statewide conversation about fire protection in Rhode Island. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
Park is the most common street name in the Ocean State, as well as in Connecticut and Massachusetts, according to a study conducted by The Washington Post. more
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