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Politics
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PROVIDENCE – Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, and Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Warwick, were honored in a Statehouse ceremony last week by the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care Inc. They were named “Legislative Champions” by the trade association for their advocacy in ensuring access to quality home health care services. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that helps expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate of need process for domestic “medical tourism” companies looking to locate in Rhode Island. more
James S. Bennett, the city’s economic-development director, will leave his position in early January to return to private industry, the office of Mayor-Elect Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said in a statement last week that she has met with legislative leaders, pledging cooperation between the General Assembly and the executive branch. more
Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
BOSTON – Casino companies and their supporters spent nearly $14 million in their successful campaign to defeat a ballot question on repealing the Massachusetts casino law earlier this month, The Associated Press reported. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo, in her role as general treasurer, this month announced that Rhode Island has sold $49,495,000 in certificates of participation. The funds will be used for energy-conservation projects at Rhode Island College and the Pastore Complex in Cranston and for the acquisition of a modern, integrated computer system for the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush’s work on the same-sex marriage law earned her the Pawtucket Person of the Year award from the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee. more
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