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LOCAL 1 PERCENT meal and beverage tax collection for July declined 1.6 percent year over year, at least in part due to an inflated tax collection in East Greenwich due to an audit recovery in July 2016. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

What do you think of the proposed federal rule that would...

R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined 16 other state attorneys general in filing a letter that opposes a proposed U.S. Department of...
SANTANDER BANK raised its minimum wage to $15 in all of its U.S. branches and call centers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANGEL NAVARRETE

Santander raises its minimum wage to $15/hr

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank announced that it is raising its minimum wage for its employees to $15 an hour.The increase in wages stems from...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
THE TURN OF THE CALENDAR YEAR triggered changes in Rhode Island tax law, minimum wage and transferred federally mandated ACA-related responsibilities to the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

With new year, new R.I. rules take effect

PROVIDENCE – With the advent of the new calendar year, new provisions from the fiscal 2018 budget have taken effect.The 2018 fiscal year budget...

Restaurants where the jobs are

July was another fine month for jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent, labor-force participation rising, and nonfarm payroll employment up by...

Lifting a voice for small biz

It never hurts to have your voice heard, especially by someone who knows your pain. And at least for small businesses in Rhode Island,...
A NEW poll from the Bryant University Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership found support for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Rhode Island Promise free college tuition plan.

Bryant poll finds support for free college, car tax reduction

PROVIDENCE – Sixty percent of respondents to the latest poll from the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University said they are in favor...
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