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Cities, towns irked by lack of aid, withholding of revenue

As government coffers shrink, financial tensions between Rhode Island municipal and state leaders are growing. The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns recently criticized...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION received a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ocean State’s efforts to rethink education and improve ways to serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIDE receives $10.9M federal education grant

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the R.I. Department of Education a $10.9 million grant to support the Ocean State’s efforts...

Raimondo: Small-business relief is coming, but not for another few weeks

PROVIDENCE – After nearly a month and a half of public pressure on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use federal CARES Act funds to...

Lt. Gov. McKee floats relief plan on his own

Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing using a portion of Rhode Island’s $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds to create grant and...
THE R.I. OFFICE of the Attorney General and the R.I. Office of the General Treasurer launched Thursday a new website, called, to offer support for student-loan borrowers and ensure them of their rights. / COURTESY STUDENTLOANRIGHTSRI.COM

R.I. AG, Treasurer’s offices launch new website to protect student-loan borrowers

PROVIDENCE – Nearly a year after the Student Loan Bill of Rights was passed in Rhode Island, the R.I. Office of the General Treasurer...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...
David Fontes

Insight into emergency stimulus programs

The federal stimulus package known as the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act includes a number of financial relief programs for businesses...
NO SCHOOL’S IMMUNE: Brown University announced a hiring freeze after the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Brown administrators have taken salary reductions. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Financial losses mount at colleges, universities

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus...
Christopher Carlozzi

The $2 trillion CARES Act could provide lifelines for small business

Many small businesses breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to help prevent them from going under during...
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