A day after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation authorizing the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass repair program, the state Department of Transportation late Friday afternoon posted four advertisements seeking private companies or consultants to help carry out the work.
Rhode Islanders plan to spend an average of $52 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year, and while the amount isn’t as high as Kansas, where the average spending is expected to hit $117, it’s higher than New Hampshire, where it’s anticipated to reach only $31.
One percent meal and beverage tax collections, and 1 percent hotel tax collections, increased year over year in November and over the fiscal-year period, the state Department of Revenue said this week.
Amica Mutual Insurance Co. reported net income fell about 81 percent to $35 million in 2015, as extreme climate patterns resulted in the insurer dishing out more than a quarter-billion dollars in weather-related claims, according to its CEO.