Updated January 17 at 12:24pm
Government
1561 results total, viewing 1 - 10
More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
Environmentalists rejoiced Friday, as the state’s largest utility withdrew a proposal to use ratepayer-backed funds to pay for the expansion of natural-gas pipelines in Rhode Island. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
Among Rhode Island cities, Warwick is the most recovered from the Great Recession, while Pawtucket is the least. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 9.7 percent year over year in August and 13.8 percent through the first two months of the fiscal year compared with the prior fiscal period, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Friday. more
In its first move in three months, Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index fell to 67 in November from its 2016 high of 75 in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level. more
Paulette Hamilton has joined the office of Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee as a policy adviser. She holds an associate degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and studied municipal accounting at Roger Williams University. more
The idea of free college, one of the pillars of Bernie Sanders' unsuccessful presidential bid, hasn't been discarded in the wake of the 2016 election. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a plan to make all public colleges in that state free … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, in his short-lived quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed that the U.S. go metric. This position was seen as evidence that our Linc was a clueless scatterbrain. Clearly, anyone espousing such a … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 157 | Next »