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School's in, and for no one is that more true than Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. In the span of less than two weeks, the governor has: n Set new goals for 3rd grade reading in the public schools – 75 percent reading at grade level by … more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has said he is going to reduce the use of hedge funds in the state's $7.6 billion pension fund. Given the poor returns and high fee structures of hedge funds, a change makes sense. But there is a much larger … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s RhodeWorks plan was passed by the House of Representatives, after a long session Wednesday night. more
The latest federal statistics on gross domestic product growth paint an improving picture in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, but it is hardly a standout in the nation. From 2010-2015, the real gross domestic product … more
The Working Cities Challenge is a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston program designed to create an economic resurgence in communities after "years of population and economic decline." To that end, the Boston Fed is having seven of the state's urban-core … more
Washington County residents get the most “bang for their buck” when it comes to what they pay in property taxes, according to a recent study by SmartAsset. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
When people talk about the big picture, it is usually a metaphor. But in the case of offshore wind energy, it's a lot more than that. As this week's cover story and photo, "Will being first pay off for Ocean State?" make clear, offshore … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday joined 16 other U.S. governors in committing to expand clean energy resources, modernize energy infrastructure and promote collaborative practices. more
Public hearings will be held Friday on the R.I. Department of Transportation’s reorganization proposal that will include 14 new jobs. more
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