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Public Policy
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One percent meal and beverage tax collections, and 1 percent hotel tax collections, increased year over year in November and over the fiscal-year period, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Bristol County, Mass., is one of 14 newly designated counties in 10 states that have been named High Density Drug Trafficking Areas, according to Michael Botticelli, director of the National Drug Control Policy. more
A new computer science initiative, Computer Science for RI, to help every public school in Rhode Island teach computer science classes by December 2017, was launched Monday by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
The General Assembly approved an $8.9 billion budget bill for fiscal 2017 that provides tax relief to retirees, enhances the state’s economic development tools, fully funds education, scales back a plan to tax medical marijuana and rolls back state beach parking fees to 2011 levels. more
Four municipalities will share $6 million in loans for infrastructure repair projects through the Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund from the R.I. Infrastructure Bank. more
It’s that time of year again. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year, among several other awards. more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. 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
Representatives of the R.I. Commerce Corporation told state lawmakers Thursday that the agency has not dispersed any new loans or awarded financial incentives created in the fiscal 2016 budget, but has laid the groundwork for evaluating applications for state assistance. more
Here are profiles of four active Rhode Island business people who are past - or at- retirement age: Gary S. Sasse, Merrill W. Sherman, Ronald K. Machtley and Umberto "Bert" Crenca. more
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