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In a new report released Monday by the national nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust, Rhode Island ranks as the third-highest-scoring state in the country for its rural education programs. more
More than eight in 10 Rhode Island drivers wear seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in the state, according to a 2013 study released Friday by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $20.7 million less than expected in April, resulting in a 6 percent monthly total general revenue shortfall compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Thursday. more
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. more
A study conducted by the Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island collected $966 in state and local income tax collections per person in 2011, ranking the state No. 17 in the country for highest per-capita combined collections. more
Rhode Island moved up 11 spots in a ranking of best states to retire in, compiled annually by personal finance website Bankrate.com. more
The R.I. Executive Climate Change Council on Thursday released its preliminary report, outlining key objectives and recommended actions aimed to help the state prepare for the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly on Tuesday appointed a receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District as the district prepares to liquidate its assets later this month. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has loosened its confidentiality policy and will now identify all proposals for the former highway land, not just winning bids, the commission announced Monday. more
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