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In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
FEEDING A NEED: The recent removal of the requirement that certain food trucks register in every municipality they operate in has the potential to grow the sector, with events such as this 2016 Food Truck Friday in Roger Williams Park happening in more places across the state. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Is simplifying R.I. regulatory approach finally happening?

Over-regulation is a top-of-mind complaint from nearly any businessperson, nowhere more so than in Rhode Island, where the topic has been targeted as one...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is hosting a free seminar on July 17, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on tax changes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will affect small businesses and individuals.

SBA hosting seminar on tax changes for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a free training session on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on July 17,...
THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, the U.S. Department of Justice and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Monday that Emhart Industries Inc. and Black & Decker Inc., two subsidiaries of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., have agreed to clean up dioxin contaminated sediment and soil at the Centredale Manor restoration project superfund site in North Providence and Johnston.

Companies agree to clean up Centredale Manor Superfund site

PROVIDENCE – Emhart Industries Inc. and Black & Decker Inc., two subsidiaries of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., have agreed to clean up dioxin-contaminated...
RESILIENT RHODY is the state's first climate resilience action strategy. It identifies 61 steps the state can take to better prepare for the effects of climate change. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo unveils climate resilience strategy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a climate resilience action strategy called Resilient Rhody on Monday.The 44-page climate preparedness strategy was a collaboration...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint against 21 fossil fuel companies for their alleged knowing contribution to climate change and sea-level rise, seeking to recoup some of the cost that climate change has on Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Attorney General files lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for impact...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint in Providence County Superior Court, suing 21 of the world’s largest fossil...
THE U.S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE estimated that $59 million in Rhode Island exports are at risk for tariff retaliation due to tariffs announced by the Trump Administration.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Tariffs threaten to impact $59M of R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated that Rhode Island has $59.3 million in exports threatened by tariff retaliation due to announced U.S....
TRADE WAR LOOMING? President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on certain goods has had the effect of other countries applying duties to certain American goods. Will his policy affect local jobs in the coming months and years? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Will a tariff trade war negatively affect your job?

Type “trade war” into the Bloomberg News wire search and you get 2,206 hits. It is not a topic that is short on press coverage....
ATTORNEY GENREAL PEter F. Kilmartin joined a coaliyion of 16 attorneys genreal opposing Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposal to delay abd replace federal regulation that would provide protection for students enrolled in online college programs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin joins coalition opposing delay and replacement of online college protections

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general that submitted comments to Department of Education Secretary Betsy...

New R.I. wind project expected to create 800 construction jobs, 50...

PROVIDENCE – The Revolution Wind project is expected to create 50 permanent jobs for Rhode Island and 800 direct construction jobs, Gov. Gina M....
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