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Regulation
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One of the newest installments of the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to tighten regulations surrounding the financial industry following the global financial crisis of 2008, has lengthened the homebuying experience in Rhode Island and temporarily … more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
The R.I. Public Utilities Commission has launched a fact-finding mission to determine how best to address pricing issues related to the state’s quickly evolving electric grid. more
Daily fantasy sports represent what providers tout as a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States, and Rhode Island wants a piece of it. States vary on the issue of legality, however. New York's Superior Court notably ruled this … more
For Rep. John "Jay" G. Edwards, D-Tiverton, it's a story of what's fair, in attempting to corral what he considers "the wild, wild West" of unregulated transportation network companies. TNCs, such as popular, app-based Uber and Lyft, break … more
Rhode Island employers who have spent years creating compensation policies are grappling with a new federal regulation that greatly expands the range of salaried employees who can earn overtime. Under an administrative rule announced … more
Rhode Island lawmakers approved one bill this session concerning gun control, a measure that strengthens the process to compel people convicted of domestic violence to relinquish their guns within 24 hours. Left unapproved were a host of … more
Darin Tripoli, owner of Sunshine Vape, has a dim view of the purpose of federal regulation of electronic cigarettes. The new rules, announced in early May, will require e-cigarette-related businesses to obtain U.S. Food and Drug … 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
For a taste of the energy legacy that President Barack Obama is about to leave behind, check the fridge. No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in … more
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