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HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s state-run health insurance exchange, will seek $4.6 million from the state government for fiscal year 2015, Executive Director Christine Ferguson said Thursday. more
With the adoption last week of an economic-development action plan for the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corporation has shown just how difficult turning around the state’s economy will be. Still, the effort underscores the notion that there is no one silver bullet to creating a healthy state economy, just a series of deliberate steps that can do little but improve that state’s business climate and support long-term economic growth. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week awarded close to $8 million to a total of 22 organizations across the commonwealth to increase access to behavioral-health services. more
NEW BEDFORD – Gov. Deval L. Patrick recently announced $1.19 million in additional funding for the city through the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project. more
Rhode Island’s access to a regional center for poison control and prevention in Boston could end on July 1, if the state can’t come up with $200,000 needed annually to support it. more
Bristol has 37 rights of way that lead to the shoreline and at least 11 of them are now linked to an online mapping tool created by the Coastal Resources Management Council for public use. more
Building advanced nursing education centers for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College was always going to be expensive. more
Wherever the debate about the data in Thomas Piketty’s work on inequality may lead, there’s at least one bright side: The argument itself reflects a desirable shift in the field of economics toward answering questions that matter. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. more
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