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BOSTON – An Ohio-based painting company has paid more than $2 million in restitution to settle claims that it violated Massachusetts’ prevailing wage and overtime laws, engaged in unfair business practices and violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said in a statement last week that she has met with legislative leaders, pledging cooperation between the General Assembly and the executive branch. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education will add two pre-kindergarten program sites in Warwick and Cranston this fall. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public meetings throughout the state next month to discuss the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and how it relates to conservation in Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – An Associated Press report last week said that former state Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has lobbied his former office several times but has never registered with the state as a lobbyist. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accepted the largest single monetary award in its history to create a system of offshore, remotely controlled, ocean observatories, the Cape Code Times reported. more
Before crowdfunding changed the world of startup investing, the federal government was supposed to change the rules of crowdfunding. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
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