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Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is calling for stricter regulations to protect service members from predatory lending. more
PROVIDENCE – The Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked Rhode Island the ninth-best state in the nation in its 2014 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report. According to a news release, the ranking puts Rhode Island second best of the New England states, behind Maine, which ranked second nationally, and ahead of Massachusetts, the next-best New England state at 13th. more
BOSTON – A Massachusetts environmental-services company has agreed to pay more than $650,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging it submitted false bills and records on multiple public contracts for sewer, storage tank and catch-basin cleaning, maintenance and repair, and illegally discharged sewage and wastewater, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. more
BOSTON – A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job-placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Since the R.I. State Police received $45 million in a multistate settlement with Internet search giant Google in the spring of 2012, the department has gotten no shortage of suggestions on how it should spend the money, according to Lt. Col. Karen Pinch. more
Rhode Island broke ground in 2013 when lawmakers approved a Temporary Caregiver Insurance program with the most expansive employee-disability and family leave benefits in the country. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island last week said it had filed a federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department for violating the free-speech rights of protesters last year at a fundraiser in Roger Williams Park for then-candidate, now Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
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