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Rhode Island’s top attorney on Friday joined several others from across the country in urging President-elect Donald J. Trump to defend the Clean Power Plan, a federal rule that limits emissions produced by power plants. more
Rhode Island’s ratio of business taxes to its gross state product is 5.4 percent, placing the Ocean State above the U.S. average of 4.6 percent, according to the 14th annual report released recently from Ernst & Young LLP conducted with the Council on State Taxation and State Research Tax Institute. more
The Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Ban has created more than 900 jobs and stimulated $175 million in economic activity across the state during its first two years of implementation, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection said last week. more
State and federal environmental agencies on Thursday filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island seeking financial relief from dozens of businesses, municipalities and federal agencies it says are responsible for the costs to clean up a defunct hazardous-waste site in Lincoln and Cumberland. more
Washington County residents are getting the most value for the property taxes they pay, according to SmartAsset’s latest study. more
HealthSource RI said enrollments increased 3.1 percent over the past week. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized the payment of real estate or job creation tax credits to three companies Monday totaling more than $10.4 million, two of which are establishing new jobs in a planned move to Rhode Island. more
Heroin deaths may have declined 32 percent in Rhode Island from 2014 to 2015, but the Ocean State still has among the highest rates of death from drug overdoses in the country. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
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