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The General Assembly on Wednesday passed the Renewable Energy Growth Program bill, establishing a 160-megawatt, five-year program to finance solar and other distributed generation projects and earning praise from the New England Clean Energy Council. more
The R.I. General Assembly on Tuesday passed two new laws to streamline the state’s regulatory reform process and eliminate statutes exempting certain rules and regulations from review. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. more
Two Rhode Island legislators investigating the collapse of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s bankrupt video-game company have received poison-pen letters. more
Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $678.4 million city budget proposal for fiscal 2015 Tuesday that would maintain the current residential and commercial tax rates. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. 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
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
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