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PROVIDENCE – Rep. Daniel P. Reilly, R-Middletown, has introduced legislation that would establish an office of inspector general. The bill would authorize the position as an independent administrative agency charged with the … more
The minimum wage in Rhode Island could rise again, by 50 cents, under Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget plan, to $10.10 an hour. If the General Assembly endorses her vision, it would be the fifth consecutive year of minimum wage increases. … more
In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades of dominance. The candidates are talking about what the voters are thinking about: What does it mean for America to be great? more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. more
Gaming activities provide the third-largest single source of revenue for Rhode Island. The arrival of gaming in Massachusetts puts this cash flow in jeopardy. The owners of Twin River and Newport Grand are not sitting idly by, waiting for … more
"The goal of an HMO is to put the primary care physician at the heart of delivering care to members. It's about making sure members get high-quality, affordable care," said Marc Spooner, president of Tufts Health Plan's Commercial Products division, … more
Skimming above the water heading south toward Block Island aboard the Ava Pearl, a high-speed catamaran, in mid-October, a line of offshore wind turbines begins to grow ever-larger on the horizon. The excitement among the nearly 100 passengers – … more
Restaurant executives are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. more
The Veterans Administration is creating the world's largest genomic database, having already enrolled some 500,000 veterans in its Million Veteran Project to study the effects genes have on health Dr. Satish Sharma, Providence VA Medical … more
The total amount of unfunded public-pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities is staggering for many cities. In Providence, the unfunded post-employment benefits, largely related to health care expenses for former employees, is … more
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