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Lawmakers reshaped Rhode Island’s tax code this summer, cutting taxes in some areas and raising them elsewhere in a bid to improve the state’s much-maligned business climate while plugging revenue gaps. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that helps expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate of need process for domestic “medical tourism” companies looking to locate in Rhode Island. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights into law. The bill extends basic work standards and labor protections to approximately 67,000 nannies, housekeepers, care givers and other home workers. more
BOSTON – Thousands of Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive a total of $14.6 million in insurance refunds as a result of a settlement with Commerce Insurance Co. after allegedly being overcharged on their policies, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Rhode Island is turning up the dial on its renewable energy program. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education will add two pre-kindergarten program sites in Warwick and Cranston this fall. more
It’s difficult to believe passionately in an issue that almost nobody cares about, and when those that do care usually disagree with you. But life is hard, so here I am: a passionate believer in letting more high-skilled workers immigrate to the United States. more
At first glance, Edesia Inc. and General Dynamics Electric Boat would not seem to have much in common. But they do. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
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