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BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Staples Inc. and 23 other organizations for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Lottery paid $379.2 million to the state’s general fund for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the lottery’s audited financial statements. The payment was a $1.5 million increase over the amount paid in fiscal 2012. more
Providence is bringing an end to indefinite property-tax breaks for large development projects. more
When the smallest city in the littlest state is emerging from a bankruptcy declared in 2011, the budget for a project such as trash cans for the public park is not just small – it’s nonexistent. more
State Rep. Jan Malik, D-Warren, owner of Malik’s Fine Wine & Spirits, says the time has come for his fellow Ocean State businesspeople to speak out against Rhode Island’s sales tax. more
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is moving from the location it has had since 2006 at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, according to center State Director Adriana Dawson. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for taxes on business, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s fiscal year 2011 tax burden was among the highest in the country, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report: “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare.” more
The best explanation of the U.S. government shutdown points to two factors. The first involves information, or what people think they know. The second involves incentives, or what motivates our elected representatives. more
More than half of Rhode Island civilian federal employees were sent home from work last week when Congress failed to fund the U.S. government, triggering an indefinite shutdown. more
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