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A Massachusetts judge has upheld the state's earned sick-time law, which allows workers at all employers to earn up to 40 hours paid or unpaid sick time for every year worked, Boston Business Journal reported last week. Passed by 60 percent … more
(Updated, 1:20 p.m.) The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the elimination of an upfront billing adjustment cost on customers who switch to competitive electricity suppliers, setting the stage for all ratepayers to pick up the difference. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's plan to raise $100 million a year for bond payments by tolling the largest trucks that travel the Ocean State is largely calculated on estimated truck volume and comparisons with other states that trucking representatives say … more
BOSTON – A New Bedford-based solar-energy company has been ordered to pay more than $125,000 in restitution and penalties for violating the state's prevailing wage and hindrance laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week. … more
Would you volunteer for Oregon's new experimental program to tax drivers by the mile as a substitute for the gasoline tax? I wouldn't. The state started testing this month a system in which drivers pay 1.5 cents per mile driven. The … more
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, an “intentionally diverse” college preparatory, public charter school will open with at least 55 kindergartners on Aug. 31, the school announced Thursday. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Sustainable Watersheds Administrator Scott Millar has been recognized by Grow Smart Rhode Island for his work promoting "desirable growth." Grow Smart gave Millar its Smart Growth … more
PROVIDENCE – A resolution passed by state lawmakers has created the Ocean State World Language Learning Commission to study the impact of Rhode Island's funding formula on language learners. The 19-member commission will study the impact … more
Next year’s tax filing deadline will be April 18, three days later than usual, the state Division of Taxation said Tuesday. more
Providers, insurers and employers will gather Feb. 26 at a summit to focus on the Affordable Care Act – popularly known as Obamacare – and how it's affecting Rhode Island's perpetually evolving … more
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