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A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total money donors can give to federal candidates and parties, issuing its biggest campaign- finance ruling since the 2010 Citizens United decision. more
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
Brown University has awarded the Newport Historical Society a $10,000 grant to support work to document and interpret the university’s founding. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, have been named Legislators of the Year by the Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists. more
Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
More than two-thirds of U.S. roadways are in need of repair and the poor condition of the nation’s transportation network results in billions in extra costs, according to a White House report. more
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
Gina Raimondo became the first Democrat elected governor in Rhode Island since 1992, overcoming opposition from government workers for her role in pushing through cuts to retirement benefits. 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
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