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Public Policy
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Public hearings will be held Friday on the R.I. Department of Transportation’s reorganization proposal that will include 14 new jobs. more
An Attleboro company that specializes in demographic analysis for retail locations will relocate to downtown Providence, bringing with it 28 jobs. The move will qualify for $500,000 in state Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credits, as approved Monday by the R.I. Commerce Corp. board. more
Jim Purcell, the commissioner for the R.I. Council on Postsecondary Education, has received an extended contract and an 8.6 percent raise, but the contract was shortened from two years to one. more
(Updated 8:32 a.m.) The R.I. Public Transit Authority has initiated a market study to consider options for expanding service to Quonset Business Park, one of the largest employment centers in the state without direct service. more
A new study this month suggests solar energy in Rhode Island is saving electricity ratepayers money. Solar companies think there are more savings and business to be had — especially on the commercial side — with the rollout of a new state … more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
The General Assembly passed legislation Thursday that allows Twin River to transfer Newport Grand operations to a new casino in Tiverton – if voters approve the measure statewide and in the proposed host town. more
Rhode Island commuters who use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail will see a $2 roundtrip increase in the daily fare, under a series of system-wide increases expected to take effect July 1. 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
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