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Contrary to the wishes of many Burrillville residents and some state lawmakers, a bill that would have given town voters the authority to decide on tax agreements between Town Council and a power plant died in the Senate on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island has a “somewhat hospitable” climate for charter schools to offer pre-kindergarten, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday announced Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Ocean State on May 27 to see how the state is progressing with its infrastructure project: RhodeWorks. more
(Updated, 4:48 p.m.) Pointing to the currency crisis in Europe and China’s economic slowdown, Rhode Island’s general treasurer says volatility in the financial markets contributed to the 0.28 percent loss on the state’s pension investments last year. more
It took nearly two years, three states, 18 towns, $483 million and enough wire to stretch from Providence to Durham, N.C., but Tuesday marked the completion of a major infrastructure project to upgrade Southern New England’s electric system. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have been appointed to the Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition leadership team for the 2016 term. more
The Providence Water Supply Board has purchased an office building in an industrial park at 125 Dupont Drive, and plans to consolidate its operations in the renovated facility. more
The General Assembly opens its 2016 session Tuesday afternoon, the ceremonial starting day to a legislative agenda expected to be dominated by transportation. more
A $50 million project for Pawtucket’s riverfront is being touted by the mayor as a “transformational proposal” with potential to drive future economic growth. more
Rhode Island led the nation with the greatest year-over-year decrease in its jobless rate in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. more
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