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Public Policy
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After announcing, then dropping a statewide tourism slogan, the R.I. Commerce Corp. picked up where it left off, moving forward Monday with a campaign to better define and promote the state to potential visitors. more
In 100 years, the Rhode Island Foundation has gone from a white shoe- and parasol-set, passive grant-maker to an active participant in the public dialog about the state's civic and economic health. That change has made the foundation the most … more
The news says it all: "The city's tallest building has lost nearly half its value over the past three years, according to the re-evaluation prepared for Providence." Since being vacated by its last tenant, Bank of America Corp., in 2013, … more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has created a new proxy voting policy for pension fund companies because he said he wants to see more diversity on corporate boards. more
The legislature recently held hearings on several firearms-related bills, one of which would bar those with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into schools. This includes school staff. more
A Medicaid accountable-care entity has been launched by Integra Community Care Network LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce the overall cost of care for people enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plan. more
The push is on to make recreational marijuana use legal in Rhode Island. The pro-legalization campaign says it's an economic imperative. The expectation is that a tax-revenue bonanza would help ameliorate the state's persistent budget … more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
A standardized tax stabilization agreement that could attract developers to the largely untouched City Centre Warwick district has the support of the city’s leaders, according to an announcement Wednesday. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is getting some outside help on how he might address the city’s dire financial situation, which could help guide decisions made in his upcoming fiscal 2017 budget proposal. more
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