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The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. more
BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory data release this month shows overall releases of pollutants to the environment in Rhode Island decreased in 2012. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller and Rep. Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, announced plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. more
BOSTON – Mass. Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter said this month preliminary revenue collections for January totaled $2.4 billion, 6.2 percent above revenue collected in the same month last year. more
University of Rhode Island professor Arijit Bose and associate professor Geoff Bothun, both chemical engineers, are working on collaborative research projects on potential new oil dispersants, funded by more than $1.4 million in grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and other sources. more
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo recently showed her thanks to the Fidelity Investments employees who volunteered for the Capital Good Fund’s Financial Coaching Corps by awarding each member a citation commending them for their involvement. more
(Updated, 9:13 p.m.) HealthSource RI has received a $6.1 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist with its small-business efforts. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts could face another drug-lab crisis if it doesn’t put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released last week, according to The Associated Press. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Joy Hearn, D-Barrington, this month filed legislation aiming to put an indefinite halt on an administrative provision requiring companies issuing biweekly paychecks to recertify with the state every four years. more
Time has proven the initial guiding document between Deepwater Wind and the state – the Joint Development Agreement, or JDA – ambitious, with a host of unmet target dates. more
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