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The R.I. Department of Taxation on Friday released a brief summarizing the tax changes outlined in the fiscal year 2015 state budget that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law last week. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is creating a Congressman Barney Frank Archive Collection to promote the study of national issues in which Frank has played a major role. more
With her denial last week on the motion to dismiss the state-worker lawsuit filed to overturn changes made to public-employee pension plans, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has tipped her hand as to how the trial itself will go once it begins in September (hint: it looks like she will rule in favor of the unions). But more importantly, she has added fuel to the argument that the case should be shifted to federal court. more
With a dozen words, President Barack Obama offered a campaign argument that he’s counting on to turn his health-care law from a liability into a winner for the November elections. more
Diane Sullivan says that when she pulls out her food stamp card to buy groceries, she keeps the side with her photo cupped in her hand so people can’t see. more
PROVIDENCE – The state will receive an estimated $1.9 million to assist fishermen under a compromise reached by state fishery directors from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York and the National Marine Fisheries Service. more
WINDSOR, Mass. – A proposed natural gas pipeline expansion has drawn opposition from more than a dozen towns in the state near the potential path of the 250-mile project, The Associated Press reported. more
Rep. Karen MacBeth is in a high-visibility position chairing the House Committee on Oversight and charged with overseeing an inquiry into the failed 38 Studios video game company and the state’s $75 million loan guarantee to the business. more
A roadwork slowdown reminiscent of the partial closure of the federal government last year is now hanging over the U.S. economy as Congress leaves town without a deal for replenishing the Highway Trust Fund. more
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