The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes.
Two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced an initiative to accelerate a four-year regulatory review process, directing state agencies to make government more efficient, streamline processes and reduce the regulatory impact on small businesses.
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The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers.