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As a result of the state’s early repayment of its federal unemployment insurance loan, Rhode Island businesses will save $95 million in federal UI tax payments and interest through 2016, according to data released Tuesday by R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
The cost of arson in Rhode Island comes to millions of dollars each year, and the loss affects everyone through higher insurance premiums and higher taxes. The worst consequences, however, are not financial, but personal. Arson is a dangerous crime that devastates victims emotionally, financially and sometimes through injury or loss of life. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
PROVIDENCE – A bill signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month creates a Climate Change Council that will coordinate efforts between the state’s agencies and public institutions. more
ATTLEBORO – Massachusetts officials last week broke ground on the Riverfront Drive Project in Attleboro, a new roadway that will provide a “critical connection” to the Greater Attleboro Regional Transit Authority Intermodal Center. more
The phrase “public school teacher” conjures myriad conflicting images and memories, depending on our personal experiences. more
Will car-service apps Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate permanently and unregulated in Rhode Island? At this pace the state may never know. more
Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue on Thursday released its economic development report for fiscal year 2012, providing a breakdown of tax incentives awarded by geographic region and company, and whether recipients met job-creation and wage-and-benefits goals. more
The maximum benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged at $566 per week in fiscal year 2015, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Wednesday. more
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