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Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
Lawmakers reshaped Rhode Island’s tax code this summer, cutting taxes in some areas and raising them elsewhere in a bid to improve the state’s much-maligned business climate while plugging revenue gaps. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. 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
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016: "This is more personal for me than usual. Scary, too. There are no guarantees in life, and … more
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
(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
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, 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
NEWPORT – Voters here will again face a vote on whether Newport Grand should add table games, after the City Council approved a casino referendum on the Election Day ballot, the Newport Daily News reported. more
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