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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
It’s back to square one for Rhode Island’s redevelopment of the former Shooters nightclub property in Providence. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management officially broke off talks May 1 with Bowl Arts LLC, the community group that had been hoping to build a concert and performing arts venue on the site. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is going all in on tax cuts as a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Not content to simply match the $100 million tax-cut plan of his GOP primary opponent Ken Block, Fung is going bigger, and more conservative, with a $200 million package of cuts meant to stimulate the economy. more
Former Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. said Wednesday he will run for the city’s top office again, this time as an independent. 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
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. 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
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper has a firm answer to other U.S. governors asking him about marijuana as source of revenue: Just say no. more
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
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