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A BILL INTRODUCED by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, that would give greater power to the state to direct projects on state-owned land, will now move to the Senate for a vote. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bill to give more power to economic development commissions moves forward

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that would wrest some local control from communities that contain developable or blighted state-owned land of 20 acres or more is...
THE FED'S Beige Book for economic activity from April through mid-May said activity in New England continued to expand at a moderate pace, but noted that local manufacturers had cited tariffs and China as having impacts on their businesses. / COURTESY FEDERAL RESERVE

Feds: N.E. economy continues to expand at moderate pace, manufacturers affected...

PROVIDENCE – The New England economy continued to expand at a moderate pace from April through mid-May, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book...
COLLECTION OF the 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in March totaled $2.2 million, an increase of 11.6% year over year. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

R.I. 1% meal and beverage tax collection in March totals $2.2M

PROVIDENCE – The collection of the local 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in March totaled $2.2 million, an 11.6% increase over...
CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS CLOSED a $3.7 billion gap in the state's $43 billion two-year budget while sparing residents an income-tax increase. The budget is getting mostly positive reviews from investors. Above, the Travelers Property and Casualty headquarters in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GEORGE RUHE

Connecticut closes budget deficit without income-tax hike

NEW YORK – Connecticut’s $43 billion two-year budget, which spares residents an income-tax increase, is getting mostly positive reviews from investors.The budget, approved by...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...

FDIC: 8 R.I. banks post $482M Q1 profit

PROVIDENCE – Eight banks and other financial institutions in Rhode Island backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. had a collective profit of $482...
LAURA S. OLTON has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo nominates Olton to head PUC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Laura S. Olton to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office announced Monday.Olton’s appointment...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Supreme Court sides with Cranston over public safety retirees in...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cranston in a long-standing legal battle over frozen pension benefits filed by a group...

RIDOC medication-assisted treatment program discussed in new video

PROVIDENCE – Officials from the R.I. Department of Corrections can be seen in a new video outlining the department’s expansion of its medication-assisted treatment...
APRIL CASH COLLECTIONS in Rhode Island increased 22.2% year over year to $483.5 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

April cash collections climb 22.2% to $483.5M

PROVIDENCE – April cash collections totaled $483.5 million in Rhode Island, a 22.2% increase year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
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