Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Public Policy
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Rhode Island ranks better than most states on infectious disease preparedness. Rhode Island scored six out of 10 key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to infectious disease outbreaks, according to a recently released report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
Ten communities have been selected to pilot a statewide e-permitting initiative, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has indicated her intention to nominate Scott Jensen and Melba Depena to cabinet positions in her incoming administration. more
HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange, has extended the deadline for new and renewing customers to select individual plans to Dec. 31. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo started work three weeks ahead of her Jan. 6 inauguration at a Jobs Summit that participants and supporters hope will position her administration to hit the ground running. more
Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Waste Management said last week it is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to state regulations regarding composting facilities. more
It’s almost a cliche at this point – the U.S. needs to spend more on infrastructure. Other countries are running circles around us in the infrastructure department. It’s fashionable to blame this on the Republicans’ scorched-earth tactics against President Barack Obama, and on conservative distrust of government spending in general. And those are certainly factors. Problems with state and local government finances are another issue. more
Call it the natural gas paradox: The more abundant and inexpensive the fuel becomes, the more it seems to cost New England electricity users. more
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