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With less than two months until the General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Jan. 7, many members of the state’s business community are eager to douse legislators with recommendations in hopes of cranking up the often-sluggish pace of change required to make the state more business-friendly. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor four public forums next week to gather input from citizens on living and working in the Ocean State. more
Choice was the word Wednesday morning at the Providence Business News Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick. more
There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
Mayor Will Flanagan and executives of Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC announced the developer’s intention to build a resort casino in Fall River at a Tuesday morning press conference. more
Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper has a firm answer to other U.S. governors asking him about marijuana as source of revenue: Just say no. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
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