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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
Democrat Gina M. Raimondo beat Republican challenger Allan W. Fung to become Rhode Island’s first woman governor Tuesday, with 40 percent of the vote compared to Fung’s 36.2 percent, according to ri.gov. more
As Nicholas A. Mattiello takes over the speakership of the R.I. House of Representatives, the business community needs to know what his plans are for the continuing failure that is the Rhode Island economy. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
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