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In his first ever state-of-the-city address, second-year Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday talked broadly about his first-year accomplishments and mapped out his future goals in a city he says is poised for economic growth but also facing financial challenges. more
Rhode Island is launching a program called Platform to Employment to help the long-term unemployed. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said 25 Rhode Island cities and towns will share nearly $12.9 million in federal funding to develop, improve and finance public housing in their communities. more
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the city of Providence’s rating on two general obligation bonds, to BBB negative from BBB, citing financial pressure created by limited revenue growth and increasing costs, such as pension and post-employment retirement benefits. more
The funeral for former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. was held Monday. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot is the founder, immune engineer, chief scientific officer and CEO of Providence-based vaccine company EpiVax, which champions the "vaccines-on-demand" movement. She talks with Providence Business News about her experience as a panelist at a health care conference, "The Immunology Revolution: Here Now or Hurry Up and Wait?" more
Be it ever so modest, Rhode Island's recovery is reigniting the debate over which economic-development policies are the best ones to implement. And despite the wonky subject matter, it is one that touches some very emotional issues. At … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week released a nearly $9 billion budget plan that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic-development initiatives. The fiscal 2017 budget … more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Daniel P. Reilly, R-Middletown, has introduced legislation that would establish an office of inspector general. The bill would authorize the position as an independent administrative agency charged with the … more
The minimum wage in Rhode Island could rise again, by 50 cents, under Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget plan, to $10.10 an hour. If the General Assembly endorses her vision, it would be the fifth consecutive year of minimum wage increases. … more
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