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R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who helped push through changes to the struggling employee retirement system, won the Democratic nomination to run for governor of the nation’s smallest state in November. more
Rhode Island woke up on New Year’s Day 2015 with a groaning hangover from years of wallowing in bad economic news. Standing by the bedside was an energetic, dark-haired woman holding a spoon and big, old-fashioned medicine bottle. How bad would it taste? 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
With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. 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
State Rep. Patricia Morgan has asked Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to investigate a meeting held by the Coventry Fire District board over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. more
With a week to go until the general election, Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Gina Raimondo are “effectively tied” in the governor’s race, according to the latest public opinion survey by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. more
Improvements to disability compliance have resulted in finding more than $1 million in overearnings dating back to 2000, Treasurer Gina Raimondo announced at the State Retirement Board meeting on Wednesday. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Jorge O. Elorza, the city’s 38th mayor, was sworn in at 12 a.m. Monday at a private ceremony held at his home amid family and friends. more
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