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Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...

Public in the middle on merger dispute

Updated at 9:41 a.m., April 12The state hasn’t even begun its formal review of the proposed merger between Care New England Health System and...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...

Businesses seek study of minimum wage hike

Rhode Island again is considering an increase in the minimum wage to stay competitive with surrounding states, including Massachusetts.Among New England states, only Connecticut...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...

Does arbitration favor firefighters?

A study released in December found Rhode Island’s spending for fire protection remains the highest of any state in the nation.It’s been that way...
Rep. Joseph Shekarchi, the House Majority Leader, is the chief sponsor of legislation that would allow small businesses in Rhode Island to reduce their federal tax liability.  / Courtesy Rhode Island General Assembly.

Biz owners gain from tax-shift bill

A Warwick accountant, conducting research for a client’s business tax return, found a new Connecticut law that helps business taxpayers avoid a personal $10,000...

City again eyes water-system lease

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again. That’s what Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is doing with...

Chamber opposes Raimondo sales tax expansion

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has recommended an expansion of the state sales tax to include professional services associated with commercial buildings, such as landscaping,...

Can fishing, offshore wind coexist?

How much do offshore wind-energy operations disrupt commercial fishing and how much is that worth?That’s the central question in not only the current talks...
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