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ODD DECISION: Director Kyra Sedgwick’s film “Space Oddity,” which has been shooting in North Kingstown, has applied for $1.5 million in state tax credits. The state film office recently began asking companies seeking such tax credits not to identify themselves on applications, which are public documents. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FILM & TELEVISION OFFICE

More transparency, accountability needed in state film program

Producers of a feature film being shot in Rhode Island are seeking just over $22 million in state tax credits. But everyone outside of a...

McKee signs bills for senior property tax credits, financial exploitation protection

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island seniors can now save up to $1,500 on their municipal property taxes in exchange for volunteering under legislation signed into...
FUTURE WORKFORCE? Rhode Island high school students participating in a career pathway program for offshore wind jobs ride in a boat circling a Block Island Wind Farm turbine. / COURTESY DOUG LEARNED/LUCKY DAWG PHOTOGRAPHY

If wind-energy jobs do come, state must be ready to fill...

After years of permitting delays and false starts, there’s again reason for optimism over the job prospects for wind energy in the Ocean State. A...

Loan fund needs more support

Two years after lawmakers approved a new program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing in local companies, the fund has only...

Rebuild RI Tax Credit program adjusts its focus

Since its creation in 2016, the Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit program has funneled tax incentives to 35 large-scale projects, spurring more than $2...

GA wants to jump-start investment in small businesses but new fund...

A messy debate has been unfolding in the halls of political power in Rhode Island over how the state should help small businesses with...

How the GA-backed investment fund works

This is how the Small Business Development Fund, as approved by the General Assembly, would work: The state would issue up to $42 million in...
OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State. Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

Senate bill would require a surety bond for tax credits

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston legislator has introduced a bill that would require developers who receive state tax credits to provide a surety bond that...
EAST GREENWICH-BASED Verdi Productions recently completed location filming in downtown Providence for "Valut," a movie that recounts the $30 million robbery of the Patriarca crime family in the 1970s. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Vault’ filming uses Superman Building, downtown

PROVIDENCE – For two weeks that ended over the weekend, the state’s tallest building was transformed into the set and production offices for the upcoming...
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