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The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council Monday called recently enacted laws to reform the state economic policymaking broadly “successful” in addressing current structural shortcomings. more
Detroit’s record U.S. municipal bankruptcy shows that states need to do more to oversee localities’ finances and unfunded liabilities, Republican and Democratic governors said. more
Look up “dysfunction” in the dictionary, and you are not likely to see “the relationship between the Rhode Island governor and the General Assembly” as a definition. But you should. more
Even as the Ocean State’s elected leaders seem to be working at cross purposes, the state’s higher educational institutions are doing their part to help jump-start the local economy. The tool: entrepreneurship. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts last week announced the first round of grant awards for the 2013-2014 season, which it hopes will help keep “thousands of artists” employed in the coming year. more
BOSTON – The founder of a Rhode Island-based professional fundraising company has been ordered to pay $125,000 in civil penalties for using deceptive tactics while soliciting money for a veterans charity, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. more
Do 75 million homeowners need their own advocate before Congress and federal agencies on issues such as the mortgage interest tax deduction, retention of low down payment loans, and the start of tougher financing rules next January? more
The death by veto of a bill empowering the Providence Redevelopment Agency to construct new buildings “is not going to stop us” from helping Brown University revive the former South Street Power Station, according to Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett. more
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