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The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who’ve bought or refinanced homes that’s certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went to close the deal? more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, announced this month plans to introduce legislation to prohibit the use of the state’s retirement system funds to pay the state’s legal cost in its defense of the unions’ court challenge of pension reforms enacted into law in 2011, or similar cases that may arise. more
NEW BEDFORD – The city is hoping to remove an underground oil storage tank near the Cliftex Mills with help from federal grants, according to www.southcoasttoday.com. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office held two hearings this month to gather public testimony regarding proposed regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Transportation board of directors this month agreed to a multibillion dollar contract with a new operator for the state’s commuter rail network, The Associated Press reported last week. more
The Pawtucket River Bridge is illuminated, the Sakonnet River Bridge is tolled, and the Providence Viaduct is under construction. more
A lawsuit filed last month by the Conservation Law Foundation against the owners and operators of the Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act is the latest chapter in the volatile history of an operation that by its very nature triggers controversy. more
According to a new state report, Rhode Island’s commercial health-insurance carriers increased their primary care spending by 37.2 percent between 2008 and 2012. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee proposed an $8.5 billion fiscal 2015 budget on Wednesday that freezes tuition at public colleges and extends the state historic-tax-credit program. Chafee delivered the budget proposal along with his final State-of-the-State address that focused on education and infrastructure. more
U.S. state revenue isn’t rising fast enough to keep up with the cost of funding pensions, health care and public works projects, underscoring financial strains that persist during the economic recovery, according to a report. more
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