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BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to help facilitate the streamlining of “unnecessarily burdensome regulations on the commonwealth’s small businesses and job creators,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Nevada-based online retailer Zappos.com Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $106,000 and take actions to better protect consumers’ information following a 2012 data breach that placed consumers’ personal data at risk, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
Webster Bank this month announced the hiring of Gregory Gould, former lender relations specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office. He talks about expectations for his new position. more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert E. Craven, D-North Kingstown, has introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on Rhode Island retirees at least 65 years of age before the close of a taxable year by exempting from the state income tax all Social Security benefits, as well as income received from federal, state and local government retirement plans, disability benefits, military pensions, and private pension and deferred-compensation plans. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, D-Middletown, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Council on State Governments Eastern Regional Conference's Transportation Policy Committee. The conference will take place in Wilmington, … more
The New England Cannabis Convention will descend upon the R.I. Convention Center from May 16-17. A colorful assortment of businesses will be purveying everything from vapors, to hydroponic devices and analytical testing, according to the website … more
The R.I. Department of Revenue is moving to terminate the receivership of the Central Coventry Fire District as of Oct. 1 and plans to leave the district with a plan to improve its fiscal stability, Acting Director of Revenue David M. Sullivan said Friday. more
Last week Nabsys Inc. shut its doors, costing approximately 40 people their jobs and investors about $50 million. That's the nature of the beast in the high-risk biotech field. But by some of the reaction to the company's failure, it is … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker recently met with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the deans from four of the state's medical schools to discuss methods to combat opioid abuse in the state. According to a news release, the meeting … more
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