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Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo called on more than 80 invited business people Tuesday night at the “Jobs Summit” to marshal the “palpable” energy and optimism in the room and do the “work” of isolating action steps toward future policy decisions. more
Since the R.I. State Police received $45 million in a multistate settlement with Internet search giant Google in the spring of 2012, the department has gotten no shortage of suggestions on how it should spend the money, according to Lt. Col. Karen Pinch. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island last week said it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the free-speech rights of protesters last year at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-candidate, now Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
BOSTON – An Ohio-based painting company has paid more than $2 million in restitution to settle claims that it violated Massachusetts’ prevailing wage and overtime laws, engaged in unfair business practices and violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
Rhode Island ranks 43rd in the nation in funding programs that prevent children from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released this week by a coalition of public health organizations. 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
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
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