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A neonatal-perinatal specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has received a five-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research into determining ways to treat perinatal brain injury in full-term and premature infants. more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
WalletHub released its latest corporate tax rate report, and Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. is eighth on the list of companies paying the highest overall tax rate in the nation at 39.3 percent. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday announced a year-end operating surplus of $9.5 million, which will be used to pay down the city’s multimillion dollar structural deficit. more
Rhode Island taxpayers now have the ability to pay their personal income tax online via the official website of the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
Hackers are being encouraged to “Revolutionize RIPTA.” The R.I. Public Transit Authority is participating in the first statewide hackathon hosted by the state of Rhode Island, and the “Revolutionizing RIPTA” portion of Hack(RI) will launch at RIPTA’s Elmwood Avenue headquarters at 705 Elmwood Ave. on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. more
The city of Providence is looking to modernize its payment system, which is a move it projects could generate a quarter-million dollars in new revenue this fiscal year. more
When people talk about the big picture, it is usually a metaphor. But in the case of offshore wind energy, it's a lot more than that. As this week's cover story and photo, "Will being first pay off for Ocean State?" make clear, offshore … more
One percent hotel tax collections grew 19.3 percent year over year in May, and 14.4 percent during the first 11 months of the fiscal year compared with the same fiscal period a year prior, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
A change in accounting standards that will require governments to start disclosing the amount of unfunded pension and retiree benefits on yearly balance sheets could put new pressure on public officials to step up payments on these plans, according to speakers at a conference organized by Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C. and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. more
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