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The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
Like innovation districts and farm-to-table restaurants, municipal broadband networks are trending. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week said that the state added 3,700 jobs in June, edging the total unemployment down 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent from the May rate. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council last week announced six recipients of $445,092 in Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. more
Although the R.I. Department of Labor and Training is more commonly known for delivering unemployment benefits than placing people in jobs, expanded and continuing programming targeted to help people find work – along with two policy changes – are expected to help move those who are without a job off the unemployment rolls sooner, Director Charles J. Fogarty said. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation has approved Mosaico Business & Community Development Corp.’s restoration of the Bristol Industrial Park as the latest project to receive historic preservation tax credits. more
The R.I. Air National Guard has agreed to meet more stringent emissions standards and pay a $39,400 penalty to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that it violated air pollution laws at its North Kingstown facility. more
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