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Efforts to understand how a mistake as large as Rhode Island’s loan to 38 Studios LLC could happen are intensifying in the courtroom and on Smith Hill nearly a year and a half after the video game company collapsed. more
Bicycles and islands are a natural fit, but as anyone who has followed the fury over Sakonnet River Bridge tolls knows, Rhode Island’s largest island runs on cars. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
Rhode Island lawmakers enacted various changes in the state tax code for the fiscal year 2014 and the R.I. Division of Taxation has outlined the alterations, which ranged from the reinstatement of historic tax credits to exempting art sales from a seven percent sales tax. more
Despite widely criticized technical problems that stymied the launch of the federally run health exchange website HealthCare.gov, Rhode Island’s public health insurance exchange, HealthSource RI, opened with minimal malfunctions, according to a Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report released Tuesday. more
A state commission created by the Rhode Island General Assembly is exploring the feasibility of reducing or eliminating the state’s 7 percent sales tax, the Associated Press reported Thursday. more
In the aftermath of the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, security is being defined, redefined and arranged, as spring takes hold in Rhode Island and civic leaders prepare for crowds expected at marathons, 5K walks, food festivals and Providence’s signature crowd-pleaser – WaterFire. more
How do you stack up as a potential mortgage candidate in this year’s increasingly tough underwriting environment? Do you have the right stuff – credit score, debt-to-income ratio, equity or down payment – to get you through the minefield? more
The R.I. Attorney General and the R.I. Department of Health will hold a public informational meeting regarding the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England on Tuesday, June 11. more
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