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Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
In advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Rhode Island, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics about Ocean State voters, showing that the majority – 79 percent – are white, and that 45.3 percent are between the ages of 18 and 44. more
RespectAbility said that Rhode Island, as of 2014, ranked 32nd in employment of disabled persons, with only 33.9 percent of all 63,400 working-age Rhode Islanders who identify as disabled being employed. more
Revenue was $25.3 million more, or 1.1 percent higher, than what was expected through the first nine months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
Former state representative Donald J. Lally Jr. has resigned his position as the small business liaison in the Raimondo administration. more
Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
Rhode Island will receive another $26.9 million in federal funds to help homeowners facing foreclosure, as part of the U.S. Treasury Department’s ‘Hardest Hit’ program. more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has created a new proxy voting policy for pension fund companies because he said he wants to see more diversity on corporate boards. more
A new global study that examined the cost of operating back offices of the financial sector shows Providence is among the least expensive locations between the New York and Boston markets. more
The Providence Public Library this week received $530,000 in National Leadership Grants for Libraries funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a teen workforce development program. more
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