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Public Policy
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The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has released its take on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, and said that expected surplus funds can be utilized to improve the state’s economic climate and enhance its economic development. more
Congressional debate over the annual defense policy measure often centers on hot-button issues such as the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, the fate of huge weapons systems and whether to lift budget caps. more
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that it has received a $5 million federal grant to treat and educate young adults with newly identified mental health problems, including schizophrenia. more
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a maintenance backlog approximately $500 million greater than estimates offered last month and “unsustainable” operating budgets, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island Expenditure Council asks voters to weigh the pros and cons before they vote Tuesday on question 3, which asks “should there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?” more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will launch a Web-based budget tool tonight to help Rhode Islanders understand her budget. more
Rhode Island again ranks among the worst states for its taxes on businesses, according to the 2015 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. more
To take advantage of lower interest rates, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has refinanced $47 million in Water Pollution Control bonds, realizing $6 million in savings. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday announced the winners of its second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse is one of 80 winners. more
High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. more
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