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Plans for a residential project called “Hope Point Towers” were unveiled by the Fane Organization at the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission meeting Monday. more
Democratic House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello narrowly won re-election Thursday, following a count of absentee ballots in his Cranston district race, although the contest may not be over yet. more
The head of HealthSource RI said the exchange is prepared to react to any changes made at the federal level regarding the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the election. more
The state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will receive nearly $1.7 million in federal funding each year for the next five years, a total of more than $8 million, to promote ways to treat mental and substance use disorders. more
A neonatal-perinatal specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has received a five-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research into determining ways to treat perinatal brain injury in full-term and premature infants. more
WalletHub released its latest corporate tax rate report, and Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. is eighth on the list of companies paying the highest overall tax rate in the nation at 39.3 percent. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday announced a year-end operating surplus of $9.5 million, which will be used to pay down the city’s multimillion dollar structural deficit. more
One percent hotel tax collections grew 19.3 percent year over year in May, and 14.4 percent during the first 11 months of the fiscal year compared with the same fiscal period a year prior, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
A change in accounting standards that will require governments to start disclosing the amount of unfunded pension and retiree benefits on yearly balance sheets could put new pressure on public officials to step up payments on these plans, according to speakers at a conference organized by Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C. and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. more
Nationwide, a new report says that state public employee pension plans are underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion. At $18.6 billion, Rhode Island’s unfunded liability is one of the smallest among the 50 states, thanks to its size and fewer employed workers. more
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