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R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis: Film tax credit program rife with...

PROVIDENCE – Not only is the state losing money on its motion picture tax credit program, but a majority of the companies that get...

RIF unveils ‘Make It Happen’ principles, timeline for ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island Foundation-led initiative to offer advice on how state leaders should spend more than $1 billion from the American Rescue...

Payday loan reform bills return to General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – State lawmakers are once again considering cracking down on payday lenders. Legislation introduced in both chambers of the General Assembly and discussed in...
RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS have made changes to the unemployment insurance benefits, which will go into effect on May 23. The changes are intended to persuade more people to return to the workforce. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Will changes to R.I.’s unemployment policies ease hiring woes?

The age-old debate between academia and the business world has resurfaced, this time over whether generous unemployment insurance benefits are to blame for employers’...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest poverty rate in New England in 2019. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Report: R.I. had No. 2 highest rate of poverty in N.E....

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the No.18 lowest poverty rate in the United States in 2019 but the second highest rate in New England...

Economic Progress Institute predicts move away from employer-based health insurance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked third in the nation in the lowest rate of residents that are not covered by health insurance in 2019,...

EPI calls for alternatives to budget cuts, including raising taxes

PROVIDENCE – The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been projected to cause a massive revenue shortfall for Rhode Island for fiscal 2021. The...
DEDICATED ADVOCATE: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin says RIBBA aims to identify and remove systemic barriers of race and ethnicity in business. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association For Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank –...
RHODE ISLAND'S benefits program for families with children under the age of 18 has not kept pace with inflation, according to the Economic Institute Policy. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Report: R.I.’s family assistance benefit program needs improvement

PROVIDENCE - Safety net benefits for low income families with children under 18 in Rhode Island have not increased for nearly 30 years, and...

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