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The IYRS School of Technology & Trades is preparing a significant expansion of its programming and campus in Newport, including adding a 20,000-square-foot facility to house its School of Composites Technology and School of Marine Systems. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence firefighters union have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract that could potentially save the city $15 million over the course of the contract, according to an announcement Monday evening. more
About 24 million more people would be uninsured under the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, creating a daunting political impediment for a proposal that would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. more
The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labor markets. more
Sidney “Macky” McCleary has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to be the state’s new administrator of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers effective Sept. 5. more
The R.I. House of Representatives will consider a nearly $9 billion budget later today, one that in its current form could dramatically increase the scale of state economic development incentives used for specific projects. more
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