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When 2013 began, business groups were talking about reforming and reining in Rhode Island’s Temporary Disability Insurance program – certainly not expanding it. more
(Updated, 1:30 p.m.) Rhode Island ranked among the worst states for business in the United States again on CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2013 report, earning the No. 49 slot. more
(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
Starting an enterprise is difficult enough without obstacles being shoved in your way that are not related to your business plan. Take Cluck!, for example. more
In its simplest form, the new R.I. Health Benefits Exchange is a sea change in business models for commercial health insurance, moving from business-to-business to business-to-consumer, according to Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. more
Drake Patten was warned that opening an urban-farm-supply store in a vacant former gas station on Providence’s West Side would be difficult. more
A package of nine bills designed to strengthen Rhode Island gun laws got whittled down to three that were approved by lawmakers in the final days of the 2013 session of the General Assembly. more
The first children’s-jewelry safety scare involved lead. more
Rhode Island lawmakers enacted various changes in the state tax code for the fiscal year 2014 and the R.I. Division of Taxation has outlined the alterations, which ranged from the reinstatement of historic tax credits to exempting art sales from a seven percent sales tax. more
Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone has asked the the R.I. General Assembly to enact House Bill 6031 to reduce the number of cesspools in the state and to ensure cleaner, safer water, reduce beach and shellfishing closures, and better protect the public health. more
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