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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
As the summer heats up, the political season is cooling down, but it's not all sunny and clear weather going forward. more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's latest report on the state's ranking for tax revenue is not an eye opener so much as it is another punch to the solar plexus of the state's taxpayers. For fiscal 2012, the most recent year with … more
The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation aimed at tightening campaign-finance-reporting laws. The four bills, passed in both the House and Senate, now head to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo for her consideration. The … more
It's been nearly four months since Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took over the corner office at 25 Dorrance St. While new leadership often brings a great sense of hope and optimism, the rose petals can fall quickly in Providence, where many … more
PROVIDENCE – The conversion of three former industrial buildings in the city to apartments will receive Historic Preservation Tax Credits, the state announced in April. The former Providence Dyeing, Bleaching and Calendaring Co., at 50 … more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that it will review site cleanups and remedies at 20 Superfund sites through New England, including several in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. more
Businesspeople counted for only a sliver of a recent public education survey, but the R.I. Department of Education says the numbers are likely skewed and that the business community is playing a persuasive role in the development its new five-year plan. more
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