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Year over year, Rhode Island collections for the 5 percent hotel tax increased by about 3.4 percent this past January, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
(Updated 6:15 p.m. and 8:25 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday said a settlement agreement has been approved by a majority of public-employee groups that had challenged Rhode Island’s overhaul of state pensions, presenting a potential end to litigation that has shadowed the state for six years. more
The proposed downtown Providence site for the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark is large enough and suitable for the facility, and will have sufficient parking and traffic circulation, the team’s president announced Thursday. more
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen will speak at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon on May 22. more
Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte on Thursday announced a 28-member “Steering Committee,” comprised of city officials and local business leaders, who will assist an economic consulting firm in conducting research for the city. more
Construction employment increased in 278 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick metropolitan area, in February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
School still pays. The cost of earning a college degree pays off with consistently higher lifetime earnings, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. more
A request for proposals has been issued for a third round of funding of up to $2.3 million for Workforce Innovation Grants to support partnerships between employers and education and training providers. more
Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system, and Tufts Health Plan have collaborated to introduce Lifespan Premier Choice, a new tiered network health plan. more
Nearly 26 percent of Rhode Islanders report near-daily use of drugs or medications that alter their mood or help them relax, according to Gallup’s latest “State of the States” series. more
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