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The U.S. posted a record December budget surplus as higher payroll taxes, payments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a declining unemployment rate helped improve the government’s finances. more
The nine member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have set the program’s greenhouse gas pollution cap for 2014 at 91 million tons, putting into effect emissions-cutting regulations first proposed last February. more
The R.I. Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Narragansett Indian Tribe has been harmed by the state opening table games at Twin River Casino and allowed the tribe’s lawsuit against the gambling expansion to proceed. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will host a public forum on higher education featuring review panels of educators, analysts and policymakers both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will offer a series of workshops geared toward educating small business owners about licensing, permitting, financing and other business-related issues, beginning with the premier session on Jan. 16. more
Old and unfinished business could hinder lawmakers’ efforts to improve the Rhode Island economic climate in 2014. more
To build a long-sought academic and nursing-school complex in Providence’s would-be Knowledge District, project leaders will have to untangle the painful legacy of the failed Dynamo House project that came before it. more
Following a 22-week training program, 54 men and women graduate on Jan. 3 from the 50th Providence Fire Department Training Academy. Graduates were sworn in as members of the department during the ceremony, held at Rhode Island College. For the first time in the department’s history a female candidate, 28-year-old Alison Philbrick, ranked No. 1 in the class. Joining in the ceremony was Mayor Angel Taveras, fifth from the left. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
Talk to a developer or architect about working in Providence and the difficulty of getting a permit for any project is oftentimes the first thing out of his mouth. Some recent changes at the city’s Department of Inspection and Standards may be changing all that, however. more
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