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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is going all in on tax cuts as a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Not content to simply match the $100 million tax-cut plan of his GOP primary opponent Ken Block, Fung is going bigger, and more conservative, with a $200 million package of cuts meant to stimulate the economy. more
There’s plenty to like about the state’s new health-benefits exchange, HealthSource RI Executive Director Christine Ferguson told approximately 300 business owners, health care providers and insurance professionals at a Feb. 27 health care summit co-sponsored by Providence Business News. more
Providence is encouraging transit-oriented development in two neighborhoods most residents may not associate with transportation or potential growth. more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
At the Foundry complex in Providence, owners are poised to fill the remaining vacant portions of the historic former Brown & Sharpe Mill with luxury apartments. more
Bike share isn’t easy. There’s community hostility to worry about – from drivers, anti-gentrification activists and even neighbors who don’t like a system’s chosen color – plus numerous technical land mines and the challenge of staying solvent. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Although the R.I. Department of Labor and Training is more commonly known for delivering unemployment benefits than placing people in jobs, expanded and continuing programming targeted to help people find work – along with two policy changes – are expected to help move those who are without a job off the unemployment rolls sooner, Director Charles J. Fogarty said. more
The new 10 cent toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge began Monday despite protests and a damaging fire over the weekend. more
After thousands of visitors left the Wickford Art Festival and artists packed up their remaining works and their income from pieces sold, the Wickford Art Association used to have to send someone around collecting the 7 percent tax on sales made during one of the state’s most well-known fine art festivals. more
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