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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT decision on labor unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers could negatively impact their ability to negotiate and bargain with municipal and state governments where the practice was previously allowed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court ruling on unions expected to reduce bargaining power

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to revoke what is known as “fair share” fees from public-sector union members stands in opporition...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed legislation that is designed to incentivize defendants in class action lawsuits related to the St. Joseph pension plan to settle. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo signs legislation incentivizing St. Joseph pension plan settlements

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed a bill into law Tuesday that is designed to incentivize the parties in the St. Joseph Health...
WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP? How high into the Raimondo administration should the ax fall for the EOHHS Medicaid appeal mess fall?

Who should be held responsible for the missed appeal in the...

With the failure of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services to file an appeal of a R.I. Superior Court ruling in...
FOUR INDIVIDUALS pleaded guilty to federal tax charges related to vehicle maintenance vendors for the United States Postal Service in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

4 plead guilty to fraud in Postal Service vehicle maintenance investigation

PROVIDENCE – Four individuals pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to federal charges related to payments to vendors who performed maintenance to United States...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island has appealed a Superior Court ruling on FHC V. City of Providence that prohibited more than three college students from living in non-owner-occupied single-family homes in certain residential areas. The case now proceeds to the R.I. Supreme Court.

ACLU appeals ruling in Providence student housing ordinance case

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is appealing a R.I. Superior Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of a Providence...

Johnston jewelry distributor charged with wire fraud, identity theft

PROVIDENCE – Gerald Kent, 51, owner and operator of Kent Jewelry in Johnston, was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S....
ABOVE, THE DECEMBER GRADUATES of the Pivot the Hustle Career Readiness Program of Roger Williams University with Adriana I. Dawson. The program provides contemporary workforce preparation for minimum-security inmates in work release. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Would you hire someone who has a felony conviction?

With the U.S. unemployment rate falling below what the Federal Reserve considers full employment, many companies are finding it difficult to fill job openings...
RHODE ISLANDS PRISON POPULATION decreased 14.5 percent between 2008 and 2015.

R.I. prison population decreases 14.5% in six years

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island prison population decreased 14.5 percent from its peak in 2008 to 2015, according to a report from The Sentencing...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Aponte charged with embezzlement, unlawful use of campaign funds

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to four charges related to the misuse and embezzlement of...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Providence council President Aponte indicted

PROVIDENCE – Luis A. Aponte, Providence City Council president, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS...

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