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(Updated 9:25 a.m.) The proposed affiliation between LMW Healthcare, also known as Westerly Hospital, and Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. has been approved with conditions, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
The dominoes of marijuana prohibition are falling in New England, and the time is ripe for us to act in Rhode Island. We should enact legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in the upcoming legislative session, not simply because Massachusetts and Maine voters approved similar laws, but because it will make Rhode Island a healthier, safer and more vibrant place to live. more
Much to the chagrin of high-energy-use companies, Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, is looking to assess a fee on the sale of all fossil fuel in Rhode Island. Regunberg in January filed a bill calling for carbon pricing, claiming one way … more
HealthSource RI rejected two low-cost plans from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for 2017 to protect the affordability of health plans on the exchange, HSRI Director Zachary Sherman said recently. more
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for “extensive amendments” to the Open Meetings Act, saying that it should be strengthened to protect the public’s right to know. more
At Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s 16th annual celebration of children’s health luncheon, leaders lauded the many milestones and top rankings Rhode Island has achieved, while warning of the need for continued diligence, in light of the recent GOP sweep of the White House and both houses of Congress. more
Democratic House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello narrowly won re-election Thursday, following a count of absentee ballots in his Cranston district race, although the contest may not be over yet. more
Massachusetts regulators say many registered investment advisers in the state aren’t aware of the impact the new U.S. Department of Labor so-called “fiduciary rule” will have on them. more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week finalized consumer protections for prepaid account users, which are among the fastest-growing consumer financial products in the United States. more
“Approve” was the unanimous watchword of those who spoke before members of the Office of the Attorney General and the R.I. Department of Health at a public hearing in Westerly’s Town Hall to discuss the proposed merger that would affiliated Westerly Hospital with between Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. more
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