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A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
The General Assembly passed legislation Thursday that allows Twin River to transfer Newport Grand operations to a new casino in Tiverton – if voters approve the measure statewide and in the proposed host town. more
Rhode Island commuters who use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail will see a $2 roundtrip increase in the daily fare, under a series of system-wide increases expected to take effect July 1. more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
The R.I. Public Utilities Commission has launched a fact-finding mission to determine how best to address pricing issues related to the state’s quickly evolving electric grid. more
(Updated 10:04 a.m. and 12:14 and 2:32 p.m.) RhodeWorks, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s truck toll plan to improve the state’s deteriorating bridges and roads, is now law. more
Rhode Island will receive $7.7 million this year to fund fish and wildlife conservation projects, as well as recreational opportunities and open space preservation, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s Narragansett Indian Tribe has received a $549,780 Indian Housing Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
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