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LAURA S. OLTON has withdrawn her name for consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Olton withdraws from consideration to head the PUC

PROVIDENCE – Laura S. Olton has withdrawn her name from consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office confirmed...
THE EPA HAS ANNOUNCED its proposed plan for a cleanup of the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces cleanup plan for Attleboro Superfund Site

PROVIDENCE – A proposed cleanup plan was announced for the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro, the EPA announced Thursday.The EPA added the...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has submitted winter rate requests to the RIPUC that would see residential rates rise an estimated 8% per month. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid files winter rate request increases to RIPUC

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island submitted a winter rate increase request to the R.I. Public Utilities Commission for Standard Offer Service Friday.The requested...
MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible.So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
WHAT'S THE DEAL? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo asked the Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University put together a cohesive Rhode Island medical network by the end of the summer, but so far there is no news on the case. Why is that? / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

What is taking so long for Lifespan and Care New England...

Little more than a month ago, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo urged Lifespan and Care New England to once again – complete the process of...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed a bill that alters the Hospital Conversions Act to extend review of hospital acquisitions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly passes changes to strengthen Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE – A bill passed by the General Assembly over the weekend amends the Hospital Conversions Act to increase oversight time for hospital conversions...
THE SBA has proposed modifying regulations on how companies calculate their annual average revenue by changing the measured number of years of revenue from three to five years.

SBA proposes rule change for revenue calculations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has proposed modifying its method for calculating annual average revenue for certain small businesses.The shift, according to...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider $1.9 million in incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentives tax credit program for GEV Wind Power US LLC to create roughly 125 jobs for work that includes maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm as well as upcoming wind energy projects. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Commerce RI to consider $1.9M in incentives for wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider up to an estimated $1.9 million in...
THE OFFICE of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released the proposed health insurance rate changes for 2020.

OHIC reveals proposed insurance rate changes for 2020

PROVIDENCE – Health insurers doing business in Rhode Island have submitted their requests for rate increases for 2020, the R.I. Office of the Health...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...
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