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THE UNITED STATES budget deficit increased to $898 billion in the 11 months through August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. budget deficit swells to $898B, topping forecast

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened to $898 billion in the 11 months through August, exceeding the Congressional Budget Office’s forecast...
JANET COIT, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said Rhode Island will use the nearly $21 million in federal grants for an array of water improvements projects / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island gets $22M for water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received nearly $22 million in federal grants for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
IN THE SECOND month of truck-toll operation, the R.I. Department of Transportation collected $664,618 from 200,746 vehicles. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

Truck tolls net $645K in second month of operation

PROVIDENCE – In the second month of operation, the state’s controversial truck tolls have collected $664,618, the R.I. Department of Transportation reported Thursday, $65,951...
A WASHINGTON FEDERAL court judge on Wednesday ruled that Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education's postponement of the so-called Borrower Defense rule was procedurally improper. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Betsy DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 States

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, accusing...

HarborOne gets approval for Coastway acquisition

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bancorp Inc. in Massachusetts has received regulatory approval to complete its acquisition of Coastway Bancorp Inc. in Rhode Island and the...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...
RHODE ISLAND general revenue cash collections in July totaled $438.3 million.

DOR: July cash collections total $438.3M, up 3.8%

PROVIDENCE - July cash collections totaled $438.3 million, the R.I. Department of Revenue announced Tuesday, a 3.8 percent increase year over year from $422.1...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...
VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Primary election to be held Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island primary election will draw statewide voters to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in four years.The state...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION announced $382,728 in federal grant money for the Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments receive $383K in federal funds for...

PROVIDENCE – The Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments will receive a combined $382,728 in federal grants to upgrade essential equipment, the state congressional delegation...
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