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A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m., Nov. 14) The recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership has benefits for Rhode Island businesses and communities as it will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, according to the U.S. Commercial Service. more
A proposal to offer tax incentives to a Canadian company that wants to establish a cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence drew support from construction trade unions and the administration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, at a public hearing of the City Council Finance Committee. more
David Salvatore, a Providence City Council member, has been named government affairs director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Partnering with his Republican co-chair of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin recently introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2015. more
The state-required, three-year valuation of taxable property is underway in Providence. The city recently awarded the contract to Vision Government Solutions Inc., of Northborough, Mass. more
Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $46.4 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total for the year to $166.4 million, according to an analysis done by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
PROVIDENCE – State leaders last week launched new incentive programs aimed at spurring economic growth across Rhode Island. "We have moved quickly to create programs to attract and grow business here and jump-start our economy," said Gov. … more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation last week released a 10-year transportation vision for the state. The plan, based on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's RhodeWorks proposal, positions Rhode Island to become the third state in the … more
Activity on the industrial waterfront of Providence, including its deepwater port, is measured in tons and vessel calls, and the economic impact of its imports and exports. Nearly 200 ships slide up to Providence berths each year, … more
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