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Public Policy
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A new AmeriCorps program is designed to help a small number of teens better make the connection between workforce development and community service. more
Greater opportunities to land a job and persistent declines in the cost of gasoline are making Americans feel more hopeful about the economy. more
Rhode Island ranks better than most states on infectious disease preparedness. Rhode Island scored six out of 10 key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to infectious disease outbreaks, according to a recently released report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo called on more than 80 invited business people Tuesday night at the “Jobs Summit” to marshal the “palpable” energy and optimism in the room and do the “work” of isolating action steps toward future policy decisions. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, along with Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo and members of the R.I. congressional delegation, announced that five international companies are looking to establish a presence in the Ocean State: three from Italy, one from Ireland and one from England. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Waste Management said last week it is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to state regulations regarding composting facilities. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has announced his One Providence Steering Committee – 29 community leaders who will lead the work of 10 transition committees, helping guide the policy agenda of his administration. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2005, then nonprofit medical dispensaries four years later, it put the state among the forerunners of an increasingly progressive national attitude toward the drug. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is pleased with Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s decision to grant the state’s request for a jury trial in the pension cases. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $495,000 to fund two marine projects in the state, including one in New Bedford. more
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