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Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has rightly identified job creation as a top priority as she prepares to take the reins from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. And in reaching out to the business community through last week’s Jobs Summit, she has also struck the right tone with a constituency that too often has failed to connect with Mr. Chafee. But Raimondo’s efforts to help grow jobs, like those of Mr. Chafee and state legislative leaders, will come down to the details and her ability to find consensus. more
Since coming to Rhode Island in 2008 after overseeing Boston’s massive Big Dig project, Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis has steadily built a strong national and local reputation as a transportation leader. He’s overseen major infrastructure improvements, including the Iway in downtown Providence and expansion of commuter rail across the Ocean State. more
The Dec. 4 PBN Business Women Summit on Leadership and Entrepreneurship tackled gender equity, personal growth and the trials of succeeding in a new venture through two panel discussions. more
It has been nearly three-and-a-half years since Rhode Island was awarded $13.1 million through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative. more
In one of its last acts, the Chafee administration is asking department heads to come up with budgetary trims to help close a projected $34.5 million shortfall in the fiscal 2015 budget, yet another in a long line of midyear actions to help close a projected budget deficit. more
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter made the correct choice when she ruled last week that a jury should decide on the legality of a number of changes made to state employee pension plans. more
Every few months it seems there’s another list giving Providence thumbs up or down compared to other cities nationally. Like nightlife, good food? Visit Providence. Need a job? Don’t limit your search to the capital city. more
General Assembly leaders in the House and Senate have signaled support for tax cuts to retirement benefits. Coming on the heels of this year’s estate tax cut, potential cuts in Social Security and defined-benefit pension income would be welcome news for seniors living in a state Kiplinger earlier this year called the “least tax-friendly” for retirees in the nation. more
A R.I. Department of Education report released this month found nearly all of the state’s teachers and educational administrators rated as “effective” or better in evaluations for the 2013-2014 school year. more
The State Planning Council last week delayed a vote on a new economic-development plan for the state, to give House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and his staff more time to review it. The decision came after a handful of state lawmakers voiced opposition to the 181-page document, which was two years in the making. more
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