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David A. Darlington, the chairman of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority who has overseen the implementation of E-ZPass toll collections, the Pell Bridge improvement project and debate over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, announced Thursday that he will step down from the board of directors effective immediately. more
Providence levied the fourth highest tax burden on commercial properties last year, down from the highest burden in the country in 2012, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence said in a report issued Wednesday. more
Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a $678.4 million city budget proposal for fiscal 2015 Tuesday that would maintain the current residential and commercial tax rates. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $17.6 billion contract to General Dynamics Corp. and Newport News Shipbuilding for the next block of 10 Virginia-class submarines to be built beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing on to fiscal 2018. more
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has awarded $1.16 million in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to local public and private schools and school districts. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $10 million more in March than during the same month last year, driven by increased public utility and insurance company tax receipts as well as estate and transfer taxes, the department reported Monday. more
President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget would increase taxes by $1.4 trillion over the next decade compared with current law, the budget agency said. more
The city has started the second year of work in its $40 million road re-surfacing project. Funded with a voter-approved bond in 2012, the road project completed 32 miles of repaving last year and began this year’s work Wednesday on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. more
Rhode Island should prioritize its school building improvements and finance them with a “pay-as-you-go” approach, instead of borrowing, which costs the state millions of dollars in interest, a new R.I. Senate task force report has found. more
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter on Wednesday denied a motion by the state of Rhode Island to dismiss the pension lawsuit scheduled to go to trial in September, ruling that “a valid contract exists” between retirees and the state regarding promised pension benefits. more
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