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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced an initiative to preserve Rhode Island's state parks and beaches through an increase in investment and an effort to modernize the state properties to accommodate and cater to visitor's expectations and needs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo seeks to modernize, increase investment in state parks, beaches

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced an initiative to modernize and increase investment into the state’s parks and beaches Monday. The governor cited a...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION has made Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the Aquidneck Island gas outage.

SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses, nonprofits affected by Aquidneck...

NEWPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to Rhode Island small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small...

PBN Economic Trends Summit: R.I. improving but future optimism guarded

PROVIDENCE – Graphs with various economic indicators showing a giant dive in 2008-2009 followed by a steady upward line to today flew on big...
RHODE ISLAND has been selected as one of four states to receive a $300,000 fitness equipment gift from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils as part of the foundation’s “DON’T QUIT!” campaign.

R.I. among 4 states selected for $300K fitness equipment gift

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been selected as one of four states to receive a $300,000 fitness equipment gift from the National Foundation for...
BETTER THAN EXPECTED: Adrien Hebert, left, co-owner and chief financial officer, speaks with Bob Laferriere, operations manager, at Trans-Tex, a company in Cranston that makes lanyards, sports merchandise, small-equipment pieces and other items. Hebert said business in January was better than expected.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite...
ASSESSMENT FEE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed a fiscal 2020 budget that includes a Medicaid Employer Assessment Fee, which if approved would annually charge companies that employ 300 or more workers as much as a $1,500 penalty per employee who was not offered health insurance but then qualified for state-supported Medicaid.
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Raimondo proposes new fee to ensure employers offer health insurance

A powerful disincentive for not offering employees health care insurance is included in the proposed 2020 budget introduced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. If a...
HELPING HAND: Customer-service representative Ramon Chevas German, right, assists a client with health insurance at a HealthSource RI center in East ­Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget supports reinsurance program

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget includes proposals she says are intended to keep health insurance affordable for thousands of Rhode Islanders, in response to...

Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center. Attended by a full...

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said...

Business and political leaders discuss state priorities at Chamber lunch

PROVIDENCE – Business and political leaders gathered on Wednesday to consider new proposals before the General Assembly this year, including mobile sports betting, legalizing...
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