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NEW LAW: Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse believes a new law – requiring a 100% reimbursement rate for property taken by eminent domain within three opportunity zones in Pawtucket – is directed at the redevelopment of the former Apex department store.
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Pawtucket wants ‘square deal’ under eminent domain

The legislator behind a new law that matches tax-increment financing authority with federal opportunity zones in Pawtucket says the change it makes to existing...
ALL THE DIFFERENCE: Chris Carlozzi, Rhode Island state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, said making it less expensive for small companies to reorganize under bankruptcy protection can “make all the difference” between survival and going out of business. 
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New bill would simplify bankruptcy process for small businesses

Advocates for small businesses may finally get the legislation they’ve been seeking.Congress passed a bill in July to make it simpler and less expensive...

Bell calls for review of RIAC management, following Norwegian, Sun Country...

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Samuel W. Bell wants a performance review of the R.I. Airport Corp. management team, following Norwegian Air’s announcement it will...

Pawtucket reaches pension settlement with public-safety retirees

PAWTUCKET – A settlement has been reached between the city and the Pawtucket Public Safety Retirees Association, which filed a class action lawsuit in...
A GOOD BET? TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is challenging the contract that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly reached with International Game Technology that ties the company and 1,100 jobs to Rhode Island until 2043 while providing the technology that is used by all channels of gaming overseen by the R.I. Lottery. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Is the 20-year extension of IGT’s contract to provide technology to...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and leaders of the General Assembly announced a proposal to extend International Game Technology PLC’s contract to provide technology...
THE NAVIGATOR: Vicki Comeau’s corporate operations department performs many duties at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport. “I have to make sure I manage within a budget and have the right people,” she said.
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VICKI COMEAU

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner VICKI COMEAU | Head of corporate operations, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division NewportVICKI COMEAU’S ULTIMATE MISSION at the Naval...
COMMUNITY-MINDED: Jeffrey Diehl had extensive experience in global investment banking before becoming the CEO and executive director at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.
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JEFFREY DIEHL

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner JEFFREY DIEHL | CEO and executive director, Rhode Island Infrastructure BankJEFFREY DIEHL, CEO and executive director of Rhode...
THE PROPOSED IGT CONTRACT extension to run the Rhode Island lottery would allow the company to count qualifying contractors as full time equivalent employees. Currently, the contract does not count contractors.

IGT, governor contest depiction of proposed contract

PROVIDENCE – In response to continuing questions surrounding the proposed extension of International Game Technology PLC’s contract with the state to supply technology and...
THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
A PURCHASE and sale agreement has been executed for Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION.

Purchase of I-195 district parcel on East Side moves forward

PROVIDENCE – An agreement for the purchase and sale of Parcel 6 on the East Side was executed on Tuesday, according to a signed...
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