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PROVIDENCE – The state will receive an estimated $1.9 million to assist fishermen under a compromise reached by state fishery directors from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York and the National Marine Fisheries Service. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $20.7 million less than expected in April, resulting in a 6 percent monthly total general revenue shortfall compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Thursday. more
General Electric Co.’s $17 billion bid for Alstom SA’s energy business is in jeopardy after France gave itself the power to block foreign takeovers in industries it deems strategic. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
The R.I. Department of Taxation on Friday released a brief summarizing the tax changes outlined in the fiscal year 2015 state budget that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law last week. more
Long-time fans of Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. rejoiced last week when the former Providence mayor, who served nearly five years in prison on a racketeering conviction, announced his intention to seek the top job in City Hall once more. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded $1.75 million in Innovative Partnership grants ranging in size from $86,000 to $196,000 to 13 organizations. more
Another grueling June debate over whether the state should repay 38 Studios bondholders gave way to something unexpected: good news in the state’s lawsuit against architects of the failed deal. more
Even if they disagree about the federal health care law that created it, Rhode Island’s major candidates for governor all want to see the state’s health-benefits exchange become a moneymaker. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
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