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(Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) 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
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. 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
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rhode Island’s credit outlook from negative to stable while maintaining an Aa2 bond rating, the agency announced Monday. more
NEWPORT – Newport residents fighting the proposed expansion of gambling at Newport Grand have sued the state to block the Nov. 4 referendum, calling it “unconstitutional,” The Associated Press reported last week. more
(Editor’s note: This two-part package is part of a planned series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
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