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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
PROVIDENCE – State Sens. Harold M. Metts and Juan M. Pichardo, both Providence Democrats, are urging Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to commit a portion of the $230 million in Google settlement funds received by Rhode Island to funding re-entry programs for ex-offenders. more
(Updated, 6:33 p.m.) Responding to the abrupt cancellation of a Wednesday press conference expected to announce details of a settlement in the state’s pension battle with public employee unions, Rhode Island legislative leaders said the only thing the General Assembly can do is “wait and see” how the settlement unfolds. more
WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications said last week it would cut as many as 234 jobs from its residential customer-service call center in West Warwick, potentially reducing the size of its workforce in Rhode Island by nearly 20 percent. more
NEW SHOREHAM – A plan to cull Block Island’s deer population has been delayed for a year, The Block Island Times reported. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total money donors can give to federal candidates and parties, issuing its biggest campaign- finance ruling since the 2010 Citizens United decision. more
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed. more
President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget would increase taxes by $1.4 trillion over the next decade compared with current law, the budget agency said. more
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