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Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican-turned-independent who became a Democrat while he was governor of Rhode Island, is expected to formally launch his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island is establishing the state’s first cybersecurity commission to better ensure security in the cyber world and support job creation within the sector, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island has ample reason to increase the amount of renewable energy it uses. Just talk to the 23 projects that recently were on the receiving end of $1.6 million in federal support to restore historic coastal sites damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month received recommendations that aim to clarify support and increase autonomy at all levels within the Rhode Island education system. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Waste Management said last week it is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to state regulations regarding composting facilities. more
BOSTON – A state audit has identified $35 million of what were deemed ‘‘questionable and unallowable’’ payments by the state’s Medicaid program, The Associated Press reported this month. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has rightly identified job creation as a top priority as she prepares to take the reins from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. And in reaching out to the business community through last week’s Jobs Summit, she has also struck the right tone with a constituency that too often has failed to connect with Mr. Chafee. But Raimondo’s efforts to help grow jobs, like those of Mr. Chafee and state legislative leaders, will come down to the details and her ability to find consensus. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2005, then nonprofit medical dispensaries four years later, it put the state among the forerunners of an increasingly progressive national attitude toward the drug. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks fourth in national commercial vehicle safety and enforcement, according to a study released by American Transportation Research Institute this month. more
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