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JEFFREY LYNCH speaks on behalf of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Marshals last Monday at the State House fire code hearing. /

Fire code panel focuses on sprinkler, alarm costs

The debate over the fire safety codes that Rhode Island adopted after the fire at The Station nightclub continued last week at the second...

Campaign for R.I.’s Priorities report<br> urges closing of corporate tax ‘loopholes’

As Rhode Island grapples with a huge budget deficit that will almost certainly require social-service cuts, the battle over corporate taxes is heating up,...
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Salvadoran VP visits Rhode Island<br> to make new connections

A number of factors drew The Moore Co. Textile Group to invest in a 250-employee manufacturing plant in El Salvador a year ago this...
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Most Americans expect recession in the next year

Most Americans expect a recession within a year and disapprove of President George W. Bush’s handling of the economy even though the unemployment rate...

Restaurants to inspect themselves

Concerned about the limited number of state health inspectors, the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is launching a voluntary self-inspection program for food-service...
THIS PLUCKY Rhode Island red is the mascot of the DLT's multimedia campaign. /

DLT launches drive promoting<br> workers’ comp awareness

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has launched a statewide campaign to educate employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities...

Study ranks R.I. as No. 4 in nation for tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a report this month, The Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island has the fourth-highest tax burden in the nation. Rhode Islanders...
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R.I. is nation’s first ‘Well State’

Wellness Councils of America Chairman Stephen LaCagnin spoke at a rally held on the State House steps last week that marked Rhode Island’s being...

Patrick seeks relief for Bay State fishermen

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has called for the federal government to declare a “fishery resource disaster” to aid coastal communities reeling from...

Health license renewal system called a success

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health says its online license renewal system has attained the highest usage rate of any such programs implemented...
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