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When Rhode Island lawmakers this summer approved new state licenses for lactation consultants, many observers scratched their heads. more
For sale: three-bedroom contemporary, like new, with ocean views and a fascinating legal history. Now in its second location. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month signed a new economic-development package to provide training to ensure the workforce meets the needs of employers, and also invest in the state’s Gateway Cities to promote development across the state. more
A new Rhode Island law strengthening safety regulations related to the sale of children’s jewelry goes into effect in November. It updates 2012 legislation passed and signed into law requiring all jewelry and charms manufactured in Rhode Island for children aged 12 and younger must meet standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this month announced a settlement requiring an asphalt-manufacturing company comply with its Clean Air Act permit. more
BOSTON – A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $35 million in a 41-state settlement involving the unlawful promotion of the drug Rapamune for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Marc A. Crisafulli will step down as managing partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP to join the leadership team at Suffolk Construction Co. in Boston, and will be succeeded by Hinckley Allen Partner David J. Rubin. 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
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 cost of arson in Rhode Island comes to millions of dollars each year, and the loss affects everyone through higher insurance premiums and higher taxes. The worst consequences, however, are not financial, but personal. Arson is a dangerous crime that devastates victims emotionally, financially and sometimes through injury or loss of life. more
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