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The state government has renewed its contract with Rhode Island Interactive LLC to provide interactive online services through the RI.gov e-government portal, extending the agreement an additional three years. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. 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
On the heels of lawmakers’ postponement of use of the NECAP standardized testing as a graduation requirement, Rhode Island’s education commissioner has told school superintendents the NECAP will not be administered in the fall in math or reading in any grade. more
A $701,363 federal grant received by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will enable the state agency to expand its career services programs to the unemployed. more
Thanks to a National Park Service grant program, 23 projects in 10 Rhode Island cities and towns are on the receiving end of a total of $2.8 million designed to repair damage done by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 and to prepare for future potential damage. more
(Updated, 12:01 p.m.) U.S.-bound travelers from some overseas airports are being asked to turn on mobile phones and other devices under enhanced security measures from the Transportation Security Administration. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted not to delay the Boston-area casino licensing process until after voters decide the question of whether the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state should be repealed, the Associated Press reported. more
The R.I. Department of Taxation on Friday released a brief summarizing the tax changes outlined in the fiscal year 2015 state budget that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law last week. more
In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
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