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Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners’ plans to do short sales this year? more
Rhode Island’s only landfill, in Johnston, is on track to be filled by 2038. The big question facing the state is: Then what? more
From the outside, it seems Rhode Island officials have been working on a new comprehensive plan for land use and economic development for ages, or at least since they finished the last plan. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
Even if they disagree about the federal health care law that created it, Rhode Island’s major candidates for governor all want to see the state’s health-benefits exchange become a moneymaker. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
PROVIDENCE – The state will receive an estimated $1.9 million to assist fishermen under a compromise reached by state fishery directors from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York and the National Marine Fisheries Service. more
WINDSOR, Mass. – A proposed natural gas pipeline expansion has drawn opposition from more than a dozen towns in the state near the potential path of the 250-mile project, The Associated Press reported. more
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