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Report: Many Rhode Islanders can’t make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Two-thirds of single-parent families and large numbers of other Rhode Islanders don’t earn enough to cover basic expenses, according to a report...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank reported that food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise as food cost inflation outpaces wage gains.

Report: Food insecurity in R.I. on the rise despite improving economy

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity in Rhode Island is on the rise, according to a new report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank released...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives $4.6M in federal funds to launch...

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has received $4.6 million to help encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants across New England to increase their...
THE FISCAL 2017 SINGLE AUDIT for Rhode Island consisted of 79 recommendations. Many of the issues were related to the RIBridges system, part of the UHIP computer overhaul. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

R.I.’s Single Audit finds shortcomings in state IT planning, execution

PROVIDENCE – The lack of a state government strategic plan to replace and enhance key financial systems is but one conclusion reached in the...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island said it was "alarmed" by the R.I. Department of Human Services' November 2017 food stamp timeliness rates.

ACLU: DHS SNAP figures ‘alarming’

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has said that the latest figures from the R.I. Department of Human Services on...

UHIP issues preventing R.I. from receiving $725K bonus from USDA

PROVIDENCE – The federal government is withholding a bonus payment of $725,159 from Rhode Island due to ongoing issues with the state’s Unified Health...
THE FARM FRESH Rhode Island Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market series will launch its 11th year on Nov. 4.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island winter farmers market series kicks off Nov....

PAWTUCKET – Launching its 11th year, the Farm Fresh Rhode Island Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market series will begin on Saturday, Nov. 4.“The Wintertime Market...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has applauded U.S. District Judge William Smith's appointment of Deming Sherman, a retired attorney, as a special master to oversee the resolution of the state's ongoing issues with UHIP.

Special master appointed to oversee UHIP resolution

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Judge William Smith appointed Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of Rhode Island’s ongoing problems with...
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