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In 2014, the General Assembly considered new legislation to address environmental and land-use regulation in the state. Some of the new laws that passed follow in the footsteps of last year’s efforts to minimize the impacts of regulation, environmental and otherwise, on business. Such efforts continue to be important and critical to our economic growth. more
The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
The phrase “public school teacher” conjures myriad conflicting images and memories, depending on our personal experiences. more
Nearly one in four people around the world use social media today, according to a 2013 report by eMarketer. Social media’s surge in popularity has caused a sea change in how people act and behave, as well as the image they portray, whether intentionally or not. more
Alex and Ani LLC is being sued over the aborted sale of its since dissolved Seven Swords Media subsidiary. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council elected council officers, directors and trustees at its 71st annual meeting on Monday at the R.I. Convention Center. more
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
Workers in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area had an average hourly wage of $23 in May 2013, roughly 3 percent above the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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