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In the hoopla over whether Thomas Piketty’s data on growing global inequality are correct, an important question about how to address the problem has been obscured. Piketty describes his own global wealth-tax idea as more of a “useful utopia” than a practical policy suggestion. Is there anything more plausible that can be done? more
The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has directed $250,000 from Rhode Island’s share of the 2007 settlement of a Clean Air Act lawsuit to support the repair of Portsmouth’s broken 1.5-megawatt wind turbine. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday that Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million as its share of a multistate settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. more
Providence teachers missed on average about 13 days in the school year, slightly more than cities’ national average of 11 days for absenteeism, according to a report released Tuesday by The National Council on Teacher Quality. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
WARWICK – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed last week brought together federal, state and local food officials – including representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – and producers from around the state for a forum about federal funding opportunities available from the USDA to support area agriculture, local food businesses and the Rhode Island economy. more
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