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Rhode Island is set to issue $618 million of tobacco bonds next week, which would end a seven-month delay caused by a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo plans to nominate Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the next director of the state Department of Health. more
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership has released its 2014 annual report, showing that Massachusetts manufacturing companies had a nearly 67 percent increase in jobs created, 71 percent increase in the number of new hires, 63 percent increase in sales and 79 percent increase in cost savings last year. more
The website 24/7 Wall St has ranked the best and worst states for business and the Ocean State landed among the bottom 10. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
(Updated 12:02 p.m.) Former R.I House Speaker Gordon D. Fox has been charged with three felonies – bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return – and pending court approval of a plea agreement, he could spend up to three years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled just under $1.77 million in December, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the $1.64 million collected in December 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
( Updated 3:30 p.m.) Five years ago, East Greenwich, North Providence, South Kingstown and Warwick shared a $497,492 federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions in municipal and residential buildings. more
Education spending fueled the Ocean State’s total direct general expenditures in 2012, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare.” more
True to the old saying, March came in like a lion with up to seven inches of snow falling in some parts of Rhode Island Sunday night into Monday morning, prompting more rounds of cancellations and delays. more
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