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“The Waste-O-Meter” – a giant thermometer to track “government waste” – was unveiled Wednesday at a Statehouse press conference by The Republican Policy Group. more
The two Democratic candidates competing for the party’s presidential nomination have started opening offices in Rhode Island, preparing for the state’s April 26 primary election. more
To the Editor: Are you kidding? ("Smart incentive programs start to yield economic fruit for R.I.," Jan. 9, 2016) Do you guys really believe the awarding of a $450,000 tax credit over a 10-year period was the element that precipitated the … more
To the Editor: There is a way to make downtown Providence more interesting to tourists. The four-mile section of the Blackstone Canal from the head of the Providence River to the Peter Pan bus terminal should be restored. It should … more
A standardized tax stabilization agreement that could attract developers to the largely untouched City Centre Warwick district has the support of the city’s leaders, according to an announcement Wednesday. more
U.S. stocks tumbled, joining a worldwide selloff with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 350 points, as the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union fanned speculation that a divided Europe would put another brake on already fragile global growth. more
(Updated, July 8, 9:53 a.m.) The renewable energy giant SolarCity on Thursday announced plans to hire up to 80 new employees in the wake of newly enacted legislation that promotes the expansion of alternative energy in Rhode Island. more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a maintenance backlog approximately $500 million greater than estimates offered last month and “unsustainable” operating budgets, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
A proposal to offer tax incentives to a Canadian company that wants to establish a cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence drew support from construction trade unions and the administration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, at a public hearing of the City Council Finance Committee. more
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