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Public Policy
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The city of Providence ended its fiscal year with a $10.3 million operating surplus, buoyed by increases in revenue, according to an audit released Dec. 29 by accounting firm BlumShapiro. more
At least one law added to the books by the General Assembly is a good one. We're talking about a ban on "blocking the box." The rule, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to get stuck in the middle of an intersection after a traffic … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
(Updated 12:48 p.m.) Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan hospital, Tuesday submitted a Certificate of Need to the R.I. Department of Health, seeking approval to build a 31-bed obstetrics unit. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
The Rhode Islanders I know are doers — successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs, community advocates and passionate educators. more
PROVIDENCE – Thousands of Ward 3 voters have signed a petition seeking to recall Councilman Kevin Jackson, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Feb. 20. "This is a grassroots effort with broad support from throughout the ward," said Patricia Kammerer, … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized the payment of real estate or job creation tax credits to three companies Monday totaling more than $10.4 million, two of which are establishing new jobs in a planned move to Rhode Island. more
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