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Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo called on more than 80 invited business people Tuesday night at the “Jobs Summit” to marshal the “palpable” energy and optimism in the room and do the “work” of isolating action steps toward future policy decisions. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said that she will nominate Stefan Pryor to the newly created post of Secretary of Commerce. more
President Barack Obama will end the U.S. isolation of Cuba that has persisted for more than a half century, initiating talks to resume diplomatic relations, opening a U.S. embassy in Havana and loosening trade and travel restrictions on the nation. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, along with Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo and members of the R.I. congressional delegation, announced that five international companies are looking to establish a presence in the Ocean State: three from Italy, one from Ireland and one from England. more
(Updated, 9:35 a.m.) General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will run for governor of Rhode Island as a Democrat, she announced Wednesday in a video posted on her website. Raimondo said in the announcement video that Rhode Islanders “deserved a state that didn’t continue to kick financial decisions down the road,” a reference to her work engineering a controversial overhaul of the state pension system in 2011. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has announced his One Providence Steering Committee – 29 community leaders who will lead the work of 10 transition committees, helping guide the policy agenda of his administration. more
The city’s next mayor has planned a weekend of events on Jan. 3 to mark his inauguration. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is pleased with Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s decision to grant the state’s request for a jury trial in the pension cases. more
State Rep. Patricia Morgan has asked Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to investigate a meeting held by the Coventry Fire District board over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks fourth in national commercial vehicle safety and enforcement, according to a study released by American Transportation Research Institute this month. more
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