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Rhode Island rentals have become unaffordable to many working residents, a national report released on Wednesday concluded, with the Ocean State characterized as among the top 20 most-expensive states in the United States. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said $20 million from a $74.9 billion fiscal 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill has been earmarked to build a new, state-of-the-art National Guard Readiness Center. more
Nearly $58,000 in grants has been awarded to local historic preservation programs by the R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. more
The state’s new tourism campaign is coming to the Blackstone Valley later this month so Rhode Islanders can continue to make it their own. more
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Wednesday released a report warning state lawmakers against raising the estate tax exemption, saying tax breaks on the wealthiest individuals would negatively impact state revenues and further perpetuate taxpayer inequality. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. agreed to award $1.9 million in state incentives to the A.T. Cross Co. on Monday to keep one of Rhode Island’s oldest companies in the Ocean State and subsidize its planned relocation and expansion to Providence. more
A Havas PR agency representative said the company is in the midst of negotiating with the R.I. Commerce Corp. about work next fiscal year on the statewide tourism campaign. more
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