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Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
Over the years, the American health care system lost its way. Seduced by miraculous technology and pharmacology, and the billions of dollars that could be earned, our health care system geared up to perform miracles, mostly in the areas of traumatic injury or serious illness. The theme here is you get what you pay for, and as a result, today we can perform miracles for those who are seriously injured or ill. more
The Rhode Island insurance marketplace, HealthSource RI, is now up and running, thanks to a lot of great preparatory work. Tea Party ire as these “Obamacare” insurance marketplaces opened up around the country set off the government shutdown, a threat of U.S. default and considerable controversy. Rhode Island businesses now must sort through the confusion. I thank the local chambers of commerce, HealthSource RI, and the Rhode Island Association of CPAs, who’ve worked with the congressional delegation to sort fact from myth. more
BOSTON – A New York-based premium-financing provider has agreed to pay $160,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally canceled certain financed auto-insurance policies affecting approximately 100 Massachusetts customers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – Robert Ross has been named chief of the Business and Labor Bureau, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Caesars Entertainment Corp. withdrew from a partnership seeking a Massachusetts gambling license after a report on its involvement by state regulators became an obstacle to the casino project, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Women currently hold 34 percent of the appointments for 166 monitored boards and commissions in Rhode Island, according to the third annual RIGAP report. more
From above, the area around the Rhode Island capitol does not appear to lack parking. more
Oshean Inc., a nonprofit group formed to develop communications infrastructure in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, announced the completion Friday of Beacon 2.0, a high-speed fiber-optic network connecting more than 100 schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies. more
BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
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