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Was Gov. Gina M. Raimondo right to file a lawsuit to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging the need for legislative approval of marijuana and hemp regulations. The...

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020...
REGULATION LITIGATION: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo filed a lawsuit calling budget provisions passed by the General Assembly in the fiscal 2020 budget giving veto power to the GA regarding marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020 budget...

MetLife refunds premiums, pays out claims after probe by R.I. officials

CRANSTON – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. will continue refunding life insurance premiums it inadvertently collected after policies or coverage had expired, according to a...

Student Loan Bill of Rights provides new protections for R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other Rhode Island officials gathered Monday at the State House Library for a ceremonial signing of the...
THE U.S CONSUMER FINANCIAL Protection Bureau has reached a settlement with Freedom Debt Relief. CFPB alleges Freedom violated federal telemarketing rules by charging advance fees and failing to inform customers of their rights to funds they deposited with the company. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Freedom Debt Relief agrees to pay $20M in restitution to settle...

PROVIDENCE – The nation’s largest debt settlement services provider, Freedom Debt Relief LLC, has agreed to pay $20 million in restitution to affected consumers...

Financial-exploitation protections for seniors, disabled approved by GA

PROVIDENCE – Certain individuals would be required to report cases of suspected financial exploitation of people age 60 or older and of younger people...

Lawmakers approve consumer protections for student-loan servicing practices

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers approved the Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect Rhode Islanders through new consumer protections and oversight of student-loan servicing practices,...
RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman speaks with Robin Dionne, HSRI chief public affairs officer. Sherman said recent improvements to the HSRI for Employers program include technology advances that have allowed HSRI to connect employers with ancillary products to supplement health and dental plans.
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HSRI: Stable but will it ever cover costs?

Soon after the state established HealthSource RI in 2014, it was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful health-benefits exchanges in meeting enrollment...

Bill would streamline financial regs for companies using blockchain

PROVIDENCE – Legislation has been introduced to streamline financial regulations for technology companies that assist customers with financial transactions using blockchain. House Majority Leader K....
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