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Public Policy
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Former candidate for governor Kenneth J. Block has released a study on the state’s fire districts in an effort to start a statewide conversation about fire protection in Rhode Island. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
Park is the most common street name in the Ocean State, as well as in Connecticut and Massachusetts, according to a study conducted by The Washington Post. more
(Updated 9:58 a.m.) A complaint was filed in Superior Court Wednesday against two Allens Avenue companies for alleged environmental violations from their scrap metal recycling operation by state Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Originally created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal funds are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses, social workers and trained parent educators to improve health, child development and school readiness, according to a release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
A company that has proposed a $50 million student apartment building on the first parcel under contract in the former Interstate 195 lands has received a one-month extension to secure an agreement for tax incentives with the city. more
A company that has proposed to develop a 1.25-acre site on the former Interstate 195 land for student apartments has asked for more time to complete its review of the property and obtain a tax incentive agreement through the city. more
The 2015 snow storms have claimed their first public transportation victim – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Beverly Scott has resigned, according to the Boston Globe. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Twin River and attendees got more than they have come to expect when a political campaign event broke out. more
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