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Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
PROVIDENCE – The City Council is expected to take a hard look at a liquefied natural gas facility proposed for the waterfront. Council member Seth Yurdin said the project poses a threat to public health and safety, and is an … more
WOONSOCKET – A Senate bill would restore Mount St. Charles Academy's tax-exempt status, but city officials are pushing back. Councilman Garrett Mancieri is asking fellow council members to pass a formal resolution to block the measure, … more
Energy storage would gain access to the same tax incentives that helped make renewable energy the biggest new source of electricity in the U.S. last year under a bill introduced in the Senate. more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
Jobless rates fell in 333 of the 387 metropolitan areas nationwide over the year in May, including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. more
(Updated, July 1, 5:05 p.m.) Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Detective James Brady sits outside a … more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
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