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The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. 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
1You recently resigned as director of R.I. Department of Health. How would you reflect on your tenure? I had a great four years, working with great people. … We kept a lid on infectious diseases like Ebola, measles and influenza. We kept … more
Govs. Gina M. Raimondo of Rhode Island and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will headline the inaugural Regional Governors Panel at the 30th Annual World Trade Day at Bryant University on Wednesday. more
The R.I. House of Representatives early Friday morning passed an $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 that cuts some taxes, makes a payment on the 38 Studios bonds and bars communities from setting their own minimum wage. more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's latest report on the state's ranking for tax revenue is not an eye opener so much as it is another punch to the solar plexus of the state's taxpayers. For fiscal 2012, the most recent year with … more
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation aimed at tightening campaign-finance-reporting laws. The four bills, passed in both the House and Senate, now head to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo for her consideration. The … more
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