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House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, says a new proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Providence could be announced as early as within the next couple of weeks with the possibility of it being taken up for consideration during a special legislative session this fall. more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello says public support will be needed for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium proposal for Providence to move forward, though it remains unclear how much time and opportunity voters would get to weigh in. The … more
A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
A proposed state “Infrastructure Bank” could allow businesses and municipalities to tap into programs to help finance energy savings. more
New England had the third-lowest unemployment rate in June among the nine geographic divisions nationwide at 4.8 percent in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A $9 million federal grant to build a new travel plaza and welcome center at Exit 1 off Interstate 95 in Hopkinton was announced Monday by the state’s congressional delegation as well as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Rhode Island ranked 38th, the lowest out of all the New England states, in AARP’s latest edition of “Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities and Family Caregivers.” more
In a ranking of the 15 worst states for state income taxes, Rhode Island did not make the list, but two of its New England neighbors did – Maine and Massachusetts. more
Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $46.4 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total for the year to $166.4 million, according to an analysis done by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined last week to the lowest level since mid-July, extending a run of applications near decade lows that shows dismissals remain in check. more
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