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While many of Rhode Island’s 91 special districts perform valuable services, their lack of mandated financial controls leaves them open to charges of poor fiscal management, according to a report released by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council late Monday. more
Treasury 10-year notes gained for the first time in four days as yields at almost seven-week highs attracted buyers betting subdued inflation will bolster the value of the debt’s fixed payments. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board announced Monday that it has awarded more than $60,000 in “Express Grants” to 20 local firms. The strategic investments will partially fund skills training for 344 employees. more
The share of workers opting to take company medical coverage rather than more take-home pay rose in Massachusetts after the state overhauled its health system in 2006, a result the U.S. Affordable Care Act may replicate, a report suggests. more
WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Up to $70,000 will be awarded statewide. more
PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis last week warned Rhode Island LLCs to be wary of a direct-mail solicitation from an nonexistent entity calling itself “Rhode Island Corporate Compliance.” The latest notice comes just two months after the company mailed a similar letter to for-profit corporations. more
NEW BEDFORD – Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray this month broke ground on the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, which will become the first port in the United States equipped to support offshore wind-turbine deployment. more
R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller says there’s enough unfinished business to keep him working right up until the last minute of his scheduled departure at the end of June. That’s when he’s set to begin his new job as president of the Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City. more
WaterFire plans to send its enchanting flames over the waterways of downtown Providence with 11 full lightings in 2013. At least that’s the schedule, the buildup to which was anything but typical this year due to added complexities of sequestration and public concern about security since the Boston Marathon bombing in April. more
Now that control of the land has been decided, the next step is determining what type of public use and amenities to allow on 120 acres of prime waterfront land that was once home to the former Rocky Point Amusement Park in Warwick. more
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