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More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
Should potential conflicts of interest involving disbursement of government funding be avoided at all costs? If you are WatchdogRI.org, a nonprofit policy-research organization founded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block, … more
(Updated 2:04 p.m.) The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced a new economic growth initiative aimed at incentivizing municipalities to work collaboratively across sectors in order to address issues affecting low-income residents. more
A day after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation authorizing the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass repair program, the state Department of Transportation late Friday afternoon posted four advertisements seeking private companies or consultants to help carry out the work. more
A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
There were 34 applicants, but 11 companies will receive state innovation vouchers allowing them to partner with a local university, research center or medical center for research and development assistance with a specific project. more
More than 200 small-business owners and advocates met with Rhode Island lawmakers on Friday to discuss policy measures they hope will garner support in this year’s legislative session. more
(Updated July 8 to correct information regarding the governor's budget proposal) Nothing in the new state budget appears to be able to help rescue the so-called "Superman Building," the iconic skyscraper in Providence that lost its last tenant in 2013. Where are its advocates? In previous years, when the owner of the … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
(Updated 2:41, 4:10 and 4:56 p.m.) Reaction to Rhode Island’s new slogan, Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer, has been anything but lukewarm. more
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