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Public Policy
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The owner of Providence Place mall plans to replace two levels of the vacant J.C. Penney Co. retail store with additional parking, part of an estimated $20 million renovation package that also will modernize the parking payment system for the mall. more
After announcing, then dropping a statewide tourism slogan, the R.I. Commerce Corp. picked up where it left off, moving forward Monday with a campaign to better define and promote the state to potential visitors. more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has created a new proxy voting policy for pension fund companies because he said he wants to see more diversity on corporate boards. more
A Medicaid accountable-care entity has been launched by Integra Community Care Network LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce the overall cost of care for people enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plan. more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is getting some outside help on how he might address the city’s dire financial situation, which could help guide decisions made in his upcoming fiscal 2017 budget proposal. more
Rhode Island, despite having the ninth-highest per-pupil spending amount nationally, still has room for improvement in its educational outcomes, an analysis from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council showed this week. more
(Updated 1:42 p.m.) A new Rhode Island Housing report said that the number of households in the state will increase by 12 to 13 percent over the next decade, creating additional demand for housing. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is asking the business community to “double down” its investment into the Ocean State economy, saying the state has garnered momentum and indicators are beginning to point in the right direction. more
(Updated 2:41, 4:10 and 4:56 p.m.) Reaction to Rhode Island’s new slogan, Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer, has been anything but lukewarm. more
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