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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...
NATIONAL GRID has agreed to rebate $7.9 million to ratepayers as the result of a settlement with the state over over-collections that occurred after the 2017 corporate tax rate cut. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid signs settlement to return $7.9M to ratepayers related to...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island signed a settlement to reimburse ratepayers $7.9 million related to rate overcollection following federal corporate tax rate cuts...

Ruggerio plan a jump-start to progress?

What to do when local concerns stand in the way of a bigger picture? Such is the case of Hope Point tower, which is expected...

National Grid files to redact pricing info, proprietary market projections in...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has filed a petition with the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to redact from public disclosure several responses related...
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