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Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $46.4 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total for the year to $166.4 million, according to an analysis done by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
When Emma Beade was a senior at Rhode Island School of Design, she became invested in the idea of getting her school to divest from fossil-fuel-producing companies so it could do its part to save the planet. The student-organized Divest … more
The official website for the state of Rhode Island has a new look. Revamped this summer with the new design, ri.gov features a high-resolution picture of Narragansett Bay and a minimalistic layout. more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
(Updated 10:22 a.m.) A.T. Cross Co. could qualify for up to $1.9 million in state incentives through a move to The Foundry complex in Providence and an expansion of its workforce. more
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
Lifespan, which is in the midst of crafting its fiscal 2017 budget, has hired FTI Consulting Health Solutions, a health care advisory firm described as having a track record of helping other organizations address fiscal challenges. more
Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
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