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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
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. 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
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation. more
Cape Wind Associates LLC has reportedly signed a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to use an industrial terminal that the agency is building on the waterfront here, apparently for staging and assembly of Cape Wind’s 130-turbine wind turbine project in Nantucket Sound, the Boston Business Journal has 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
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