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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
Arts groups are scrambling to line up matching funds to take advantage of $30 million in grants to support local performing-arts facilities. Still to be determined, though, are rules governing what money they may use to qualify for a piece of those funds approved by voters. Much of the available funding is already spoken for by nine arts organizations. They have identified much-needed projects to renovate theaters, replace roofs and boilers, improve parking and build new facilities. The projects already identified are expected to create 568 permanent jobs in the state. more
There’s more than one way to grow jobs and reduce unemployment, as two articles in this week’s issue illustrate. more
With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
To say that Newport’s Cliff Walk is a beautiful stroll is like saying Mount Rushmore is a big sculpture. more
Ah, Tax Foundation lists. If there were not so much a ring of truth to its many-times-a-year browbeating of the Ocean State, we would be tempted to toss the reports in the digital trash and go have some stuffies. But we know better. more
In these last moments before the election for mayor of Providence, Dr. Daniel Harrop, the Republican candidate, has done something as strange as it is wrong. more
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