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DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.

‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
PILING ON: Proposed legislation could add significantly to municipal debt, which three years ago stood at $5.6 billion and has only gone up since then.

Proposed firefighter overtime rules should be a nonstarter

Rhode Island ranks as the highest-spending state in the nation in terms of fire protection, according to the most recent Rhode Island Public Expenditure...
THE RHODE ISLAND League of Cities and Town says it won't support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana until it's revised to give municipalities more money and more control over cannabis businesses./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ MATTHEW STAVER

R.I. cities, towns oppose Raimondo’s marijuana proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns says it opposes Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana because it...

Does arbitration favor firefighters?

A study released in December found Rhode Island’s spending for fire protection remains the highest of any state in the nation. It’s been that way...

R.I. League of Cities and Towns announces priorities for 2019 legislative...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced state legislative priorities for 2019 that include debating open-ended contracts and binding arbitration...
READY FOR LED Nearly half of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns have completed a purchase program that allows them to own the streetlights lining their roads and switch them to LED fixtures. Another 15 communities have begun the process of purchasing streetlights from National Grid. / SOURCE: RHODE ISLAND LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS

Municipalities saving with LED streetlights

A mid-December status report from the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns shows nearly half of the state’s communities have purchased their streetlights...
MOST CITIES AND TOWNS in Rhode Island buy their energy through a consortium established by the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns in 1999: the Rhode Island Energy Aggregation Program. Tuesday, the league announced it has selected two new firms to supply electricity and related services through the program.

Two firms enter Rhode Island’s municipal energy market

PROVIDENCE – An energy company and a nonprofit consortium have reached an agreement to supply many of Rhode Island’s public schools and other municipal...

Diossa elected new president of Rhode Island League of Cities and...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns has elected Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa as its new president, the organization...
THREE LOCAL MANUFACTURERS were recently approved by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors to receive Innovation Vouchers, bringing the program's total to 50 awarded vouchers representing $2.3 million in investment.

3 manufacturers round out Innovation Voucher recipients at 50

PROVIDENCE – Three late Monday additions to the roster of Innovation Voucher recipients, all within the manufacturing industry, have brought the total to 50, representing...
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