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Despite ending fiscal 2016 with a $10.3 million budgetary surplus, long-term obligations continue to paint a dreary financial picture in Providence. more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is nearing a settlement with R.I. Commerce Corp. in the ongoing securities fraud lawsuit related to 38 Studios LLC. more
For the first time in half a century, Providence has an opportunity to reimagine development in some of its neighborhoods southwest of downtown. The collaboration between city and state that has resulted in the latest proposal for the … more
In a year marked by a series of disclosures and accusations of sexual assaults of private school students by former and current faculty and staff at schools across the country, East Greenwich's Rocky Hill School chose to turn the public spotlight on … more
For nearly two decades, Matthew Thomas has served as chief sachem for the roughly 2,400-member Narragansett Indian Tribe based in Charlestown. How much longer he'll continue in that leadership post could now be up to a court to decide. The … more
In Rhode Island, once a mail ballot is sealed and signed by either two witnesses or a notary public, anyone can pick it up and return it to the local elections office. That could be a sibling, a spouse, a child, or a campaign worker or … more
New overtime pay requirements take effect Dec. 1, and though they were announced in May by the U.S. Department of Labor, there's still plenty of confusion among local employers about how to apply the changes. According to the agency, … more
Rhode Island business leaders are eager to find out how President-elect Donald J. Trump's pro-business, anti-immigration campaign rhetoric will translate into actionable policies. "On the positive side, anything related to infrastructure or … more
The expansion of casinos across New England is good for state revenue, but not for people who have addictions to gambling. How much of a problem will this disorder become? A Providence College professor argues that the casinos scheduled to … more
A semiannual "State of the States" report released in October by Conning, a Hartford, Conn.-based investment management firm, ranked Rhode Island 41st, tied with New York, among the 50 states in terms of municipal credit health – a slip of four … more
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