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PROPOSED CHANGES to federal regulations related to projects such as the Block Island Wind Farm have the potential to dampen development of renewable energy in the nation, according to green energy advocates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Landmark law that spurred U.S. renewables growth gets overhaul

WASHINGTON – A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the United States is set for a major overhaul...
RHODE ISLAND launched mobile sports betting Wednesday. Above, the mobile app's login screen. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Mobile sports betting service expands to Tiverton

PROVIDENCE – Two weeks after the R.I. Lottery launched its mobile sports betting service at the Twin River Casino, it has expanded Sportsbook Rhode...

OHIC helps keep health costs down

If you want to see an example of how regulation can help both individuals and business, take a look at the work of the...
CENTERS FOR CARE has been made to pay $192,622 in backwages and liquidated damages to 89 employees at three nursing care facilities in Rhode Island. The company does business as Centers Health Care.

3 R.I. nursing facilities pay $261.4K in back wages, fines

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island nursing care facilities operated by Centers for Care LLC, a Bronx, N.Y.-based company have paid $192,622 in back wages...
RHODE ISLAND launched mobile sports betting Wednesday. Above, the mobile app's login screen. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Mobile betting launches in R.I. in time for NFL action

PROVIDENCE – Just in the nick of time for the National Football League regular season to begin, Rhode Island has soft-launched its mobile sports-betting...

OHIC approves 2020 health insurance rates, large-group plans see increases

PROVIDENCE – The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner released its approved health insurance premium rates for 2020 Tuesday, saying it has saved Rhode...
LAURA S. OLTON has withdrawn her name for consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission.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PROVIDENCE – Laura S. Olton has withdrawn her name from consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, Gov.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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / 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...
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