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Bad news for renters in the Providence metro and in Rhode Island. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor launched three new incentive programs on Wednesday in an effort to grow the state’s economy. more
Legislators on Wednesday approved a $38.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2016 which they said emphasizes economic growth, support for residents most in need and reform of the state’s transportation system. more
The Twin River Management Group on Tuesday night unveiled preliminary plans for a proposed casino here that would replace Newport Grand in Newport. more
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion. more
Rhode Island received a grade of C+, and an overall score of 76 out of 100, regarding its online spending transparency, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and its affiliate RIPIRG Education Fund, which released “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” on Wednesday. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections, and 1 percent hotel tax collections, increased year over year in November and over the fiscal-year period, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Bristol County, Mass., is one of 14 newly designated counties in 10 states that have been named High Density Drug Trafficking Areas, according to Michael Botticelli, director of the National Drug Control Policy. more
It’s that time of year again. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year, among several other awards. more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. more
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