Updated January 26 at 10:26am
Public Policy
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U.S. stocks rose and commodities rallied on a report that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures. Treasuries advanced while the dollar fell on bets the Federal Reserve won’t be in a hurry to raise rates. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
HealthSource RI said nearly 7,000 new customers have signed up for the state’s health benefits exchange, and 20,772 have renewed coverage, as of Jan. 10. more
Lending to Russian companies reached a crescendo last year, with international banks pledging $31 billion to OAO Rosneft to buy TNK-BP. As sanctions are tightened against the nation, however, even the smallest deals have dried up. more
Local 1 percent hotel, meal and beverage tax collections, as well as state 5 percent hotel tax collections, all increased on a year-over-year, and fiscal year-to-date basis through October, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
The City Council has established an Economic Development Planning Commission, which will create a comprehensive economic development policy for the city along with a plan to implement it. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Maria Montanaro as the director of the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has announced his One Providence Steering Committee – 29 community leaders who will lead the work of 10 transition committees, helping guide the policy agenda of his administration. more
Pawtucket’s Department of Planning will hold a meeting to discuss potential alternatives to the existing R.I. Public Transit Authority bus hub on Roosevelt Avenue. more
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