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Almost two decades after U.S. states settled with tobacco companies on payments for health-care costs, officials are still finding new ways to tap the revenue stream to close budget gaps and fund programs. more
A new $1.3 million grant program will focus on employers’ needs in cultivating a stronger workforce to jump-start the Rhode Island economy, the governor announced Monday. more
Pension settlement agreement details were released today, after weeks of a court-imposed gag order kept the specifics of the agreement largely secret. more
With the deadline to file personal income tax returns just two days away, the state Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan advises residents that the best way to file is electronically. more
(Updated 10 a.m.)Rhode Island’s child population is decreasing, as well as its student enrollment, and while the state has the highest rate of children with at least one unemployed parent, it ranks best in the country for fully immunized children. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is making grant money available through its healthy communities program for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. more
Rhode Island has received $437,000 through the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program, funds that will help increase access to fruits and vegetables to those struggling to buy food. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named Aronda Kirby, Tobias Lederberg and Harry Winthrop to the R.I. State Labor Relations Board. more
Lincoln D. Chafee, the unpopular former governor of Rhode Island, is the latest contender in the presidential sideshow – the one where a few folks pointlessly chase after Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. more
Most taxpayers have already filed their tax returns in advance of the April 15 tax deadline, but the Internal Revenue Service is reminding those who haven’t that there are alternatives available if they cannot file their returns or pay their taxes on time. more
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