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A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
Here are profiles of four active Rhode Island business people who are past - or at- retirement age: Gary S. Sasse, Merrill W. Sherman, Ronald K. Machtley and Umberto "Bert" Crenca. more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. more
(Updated 12:50 p.m.) Both the Senate and House bills designed to criminalize revenge porn in Rhode Island were vetoed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Tuesday. more
The state Division of Taxation has approved nearly $8 million in state historic preservation tax credits to seven projects in several cities, including for works that will create new purposes for old industrial buildings. more
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities … more
Uniformed, private security staff have been hired by the R.I. Public Transit Authority and assigned to its Kennedy Plaza hub. more
Providence's behavior suggests that city government sees commercial property taxes as a key to patching its fiscal problems. How else to explain that the city has the third-highest commercial property tax rate in the nation, according to a recent … more
Vice President Joe Biden visited Rhode Island on Friday, where he told officials the state needs to invest more in its infrastructure, media outlets reported. more
(Updated 2:05 p.m.) Executives from six nonprofits voiced their support on Thursday for the Community Service Grant program and discussed how it has helped their organizations. more
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