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President Barack Obama’s declaration that 7.1 million health-plan enrollments serve as a rebuke to critics of his signature law won’t diminish the opposition nor stop the scrutiny of the overhaul’s effect. 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
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. 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
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced last week that Steven T. Hartford has been named director of policy for the office of the governor. more
NEW SHOREHAM – A plan to cull Block Island’s deer population has been delayed for a year, The Block Island Times reported. more
Affordable housing developers in Rhode Island are spending 2014 much the same way they finished last year, fending off attempts from municipal leaders to raise their taxes. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis announced last week that it has proposed a schedule for analyzing the costs and benefits of state tax-incentive programs in 2015, 2016 and 2017. more
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