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Public Policy
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Ocean State Job Lot will receive $7.8 million in state assistance to expand its distribution and logistics center at Quonset Business Park, if it moves ahead with the planned $49.1 million facility and creates more than 100 new jobs. more
Another budget season, another late night/early morning at the Statehouse. What did we learn? n Business-friendly programs proposed by the governor were retained (or augmented), from dropping the minimum corporate tax to $400 from $450, to … more
Between the world-class culinary education offered at Johnson & Wales University, the growing farm-to-table movement, the increasing number of food-production startups and stalwarts, and of course, stellar restaurants, Rhode Island is deeply engaged … more
It may appear counterintuitive for employers to invest in employees that may not remain at an organization long term. In today's economy, however, employees are increasingly mobile, and recent college graduates are likely to have multiple careers … more
Once again, an independent study by the Lincoln Institute has found that Providence's commercial property tax rates are among the highest in the country ("Report: Providence has third-highest commercial property tax rate in nation," June 15, 2016). … more
The Port of Davisville will receive a $625,000 federal grant to expand capacity for imports and exports including automobiles, cargo and offshore wind components. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
U.S. stocks rose, mirroring equities around the world and sending the S&P 500 Index toward the strongest gain in a month, as a U.K. referendum on its European Union membership got underway. more
(Updated 2:48 p.m.) U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin joined a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to demand action on gun violence. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
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