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NEWPORT – Newport residents fighting the proposed expansion of gambling at Newport Grand have sued the state to block the Nov. 4 referendum, calling it “unconstitutional,” The Associated Press reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty last week announced the approval of the state’s fourth nontraditional apprenticeship program, this one targeting the construction industry. more
While still too early to tell exactly why it’s happening, the fact is, the rate of growth of health insurance premiums in Rhode Island is slowing down. more
(Editor’s note: This two-part package is part of a planned series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) more
Randall Rosenbaum, executive director for the R.I. State Council on the Arts, says a $35 million “creative and culture economy bond” request voters will be asked to approve on Election Day will more than pay for itself in new jobs and general economic and cultural stimulation. more
The University of Rhode Island is kicking off a campaign Monday to raise support for a bond issue on the November ballot that would provide $125 million to rebuild its College of Engineering. more
CVS/pharmacy is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday by renewing its community donation program to support local law enforcement drug collection efforts. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue described state hotel tax collections as “up modestly” for July. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has been awarded $161,417 to fund a feasibility study on paid leave. more
An investor in two large Bay State health care companies involved in separate mergers said he doesn’t expect the U.S. Treasury’s recently announced measures aimed at cracking down on corporate tax inversions to derail those plans, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
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