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A new report aimed at revitalizing Pawtucket’s downtown recommends broad strategizing and concrete steps like rebuilding the downtown parking garage. more
Rhode Island public charter schools received more than nine applications for every open seat in anticipation of the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the state Department of Education. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
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
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. more
Contrary to the wishes of many Burrillville residents and some state lawmakers, a bill that would have given town voters the authority to decide on tax agreements between Town Council and a power plant died in the Senate on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island has a “somewhat hospitable” climate for charter schools to offer pre-kindergarten, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday announced Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Ocean State on May 27 to see how the state is progressing with its infrastructure project: RhodeWorks. more
(Updated, 4:48 p.m.) Pointing to the currency crisis in Europe and China’s economic slowdown, Rhode Island’s general treasurer says volatility in the financial markets contributed to the 0.28 percent loss on the state’s pension investments last year. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have been appointed to the Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition leadership team for the 2016 term. more
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