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MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has proposed an overhaul of the Mass. State Police that would change how it hires, promotes and disciplines troopers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Baker announces bill to overhaul Mass. state police

NEW BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at overhauling the way Massachusetts State Police hires, promotes and disciplines troopers,...
THE TOP six banks in the U.S. saved $18 billion collectively due to their average effective tax rate falling to 18% in 2019 from the 30% average prior to the Republican tax overhaul of 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE

Trump tax cut hands $32B windfall to America’s top banks

NEW YORK – Savings for the top six United States banks from President Donald Trump’s signature tax overhaul accelerated last year, now topping $32...

Elorza calls for rental protections

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza publicly criticized the City Council’s finance committee this week for failing to recommend revisions to an existing ordinance...
RHODE ISLAND received $3.6 million in federal grant money for the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.6M for youth suicide prevention program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $3.6 million in federal funding for suicide-prevention programs, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Wednesday. The grant, which comes from...
STATES WITH high state and local taxes have seen an uptick in residents leaving the state following the implementation of a federal SALT deductions cap. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Trump’s SALT cap fuels a wealth exodus from high-tax states

NEW YORK – Some of the hardest evidence yet indicates that the 2017 Republican tax law is pushing money and people from high-tax states...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO addressed a statewide audience in her sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TVGOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO addressed a statewide audience in her sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Raimondo pledges to improve education, housing, small-business environment

PROVIDENCE – Improving affordable housing and public education and addressing climate change are among the top priorities for Rhode Island in 2020, Gov. Gina...
THE NSA said it has found a critical vulnerability in the Windows operating systems, encouraging users to patch their software. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

National Security Agency discovers flaw in Microsoft Windows

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency announced that it had found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating systems that could enable cyber...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO is scheduled to deliver the State of the State Tuesday evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo to deliver State of the State speech

PROVIDENCE (AP) – R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is delivering her annual State of the State speech to lawmakers. The Democratic governor is scheduled to...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S Chafee Center for International Business is seeking companies to participate in a trade mission to Germany that will take place in May. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s Chafee center seeking participants for trade mission to Germany

PROVIDENCE – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is seeking businesses to participate in a trade mission to Germany...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
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