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STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS in Rhode Island spend the third least on health care of of any U.S. state on a per capita basis, according to a newly released study by Self Financial Inc., a financial technology company. / COURTESY SELF FINANCIAL INC.

Report: Rhode Island ranks 47th for local, state health care spending

Rhode Island’s state and local governments spend the third least on health care of any U.S. state on a per capita basis, according to...

Report: R.I. has 5th-highest natural gas prices in the country

PROVIDENCE – Even before the recent wave of inflation drove up energy prices, Rhode Islanders were already paying more to heat their homes with...

Report: Stimulus checks, expanded UI help 17.2M people avoid poverty in...

PROVIDENCE – Federal stimulus checks and expanded unemployment insurance during the pandemic together kept 17.2 million people out of poverty in 2020, according to...

SBA state profile shows modest pre-pandemic small-business gains in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – On the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Island increased the total number of state small businesses but lost jobs over the...

Survey: Unvaccinated in R.I. worried about side effects, waiting to see...

PROVIDENCE – A majority of Rhode Islanders that said they would not get the COVID-19 vaccine said they were worried about side effects, and...

‘Community advocacy matters’

As recently as last summer, Rhode Island appeared all but certain to lose one of its two U.S. House seats. For years, the state had...
RHODE ISLAND will continue to have two delegates in the U.S. House of Representatives, a surprising outcome of the 2020 census in which Rhode Island lost population. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Census Bureau: R.I. will not lose House seat as result of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will not be losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House as a result of data from the...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Thursday a new report stating that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase child food insecurity rates in Rhode Island to as high as 29%.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Pandemic worsens child food insecurity rate in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Thursday its latest report on child hunger and nutrition in the Ocean State that found food insecurity...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest poverty rate in New England in 2019. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Report: R.I. had No. 2 highest rate of poverty in N.E....

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the No.18 lowest poverty rate in the United States in 2019 but the second highest rate in New England...

Economic Progress Institute predicts move away from employer-based health insurance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked third in the nation in the lowest rate of residents that are not covered by health insurance in 2019,...

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