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Ending the confusion, in a Monday interview with the Providence Business News, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the city has joined the coalition of sanctuary cities across the nation. more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Wednesday released a report warning state lawmakers against raising the estate tax exemption, saying tax breaks on the wealthiest individuals would negatively impact state revenues and further perpetuate taxpayer inequality. more
(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Social Finance will receive nearly $1.3 million in new federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration Program. more
A global rally that sent U.S. benchmarks surging to a fresh round of records stalled as markets turned their attention to inflation data and Janet Yellen for clues on how quickly the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy. Oil rebounded. more
The R.I. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received $60,442 of the $28.4 million in Advanced Placement Test Fee grants awarded to 41 states and Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Department of Education for Advanced Placement Grants to help low-income families afford the placement exam. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is getting some outside help on how he might address the city’s dire financial situation, which could help guide decisions made in his upcoming fiscal 2017 budget proposal. more
Rhode Island small businesses interested in increasing exports and looking for assistance are encouraged to apply for State Trade Expansion Program funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
Three historic commercial structures in Providence and North Providence that will be converted to apartments will qualify for as much as $5.2 million in state historic preservation tax credits, the state announced Monday. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve. more
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