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David Foster of Chicago got a stunning and welcome early Christmas present for him, his wife and three young children in late 2014. more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit for payments on their student loans – a move aimed at keeping “talented, educated people in Rhode Island and encouraging innovators to make the state their home,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to help facilitate the streamlining of “unnecessarily burdensome regulations on the commonwealth’s small businesses and job creators,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Nevada-based online retailer Zappos.com Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $106,000 and take actions to better protect consumers’ information following a 2012 data breach that placed consumers’ personal data at risk, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert E. Craven, D-North Kingstown, has introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on Rhode Island retirees at least 65 years of age before the close of a taxable year by exempting from the state income tax all Social Security benefits, as well as income received from federal, state and local government retirement plans, disability benefits, military pensions, and private pension and deferred-compensation plans. more
Some people learn well in a lecture hall: seated and washed in a torrent of words, written and spoken. Some people learn with their bodies and hands: taking a motor apart, moving across a stage, building, tinkering, orating. more
For more than four years now, a coalition of anti-poverty activists has been pushing for controls on neighborhood payday-loan shops that lend cash for two weeks at an astonishingly high interest rate. more
Nearly two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced plans to accelerate the legislatively mandated review and reform of the state’s small-business regulatory regime. The plan had the potential to make a major improvement to the state’s business climate. more
Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
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