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Rhode Island public-sector retirees approved a proposed settlement that would end their lawsuit against the state’s 2011 pension overall, according to WPRI.com. more
Rhode Island received a grade of C+, and an overall score of 76 out of 100, regarding its online spending transparency, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and its affiliate RIPIRG Education Fund, which released “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” on Wednesday. more
(Updated, 8:30 p.m., March 18) An ordinance that proposes a uniform approach to tax stabilization agreements for projects in the former Interstate 195 corridor will be introduced to City Council this week. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday unveiled an $8.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in July, weighted toward efforts to increase economic activity and create jobs in Rhode Island. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will launch a Web-based budget tool tonight to help Rhode Islanders understand her budget. more
Former candidate for governor Kenneth J. Block has released a study on the state’s fire districts in an effort to start a statewide conversation about fire protection in Rhode Island. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
The state Department of Transportation will be the latest state agency with new leadership. Peter Alviti Jr. will be nominated as the new department director, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday. more
The 2015 snow storms have claimed their first public transportation victim – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Beverly Scott has resigned, according to the Boston Globe. more
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