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Public Policy
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The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for “extensive amendments” to the Open Meetings Act, saying that it should be strengthened to protect the public’s right to know. more
To take advantage of lower interest rates, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has refinanced $47 million in Water Pollution Control bonds, realizing $6 million in savings. more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth expects to break ground on Oct. 23 for a $55 million expansion of its School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford. more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2 million over four years to a team of University of Rhode Island and University of North Caroline researchers to study Lyme disease prevention and exposure among outdoor workers. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday announced the winners of its second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse is one of 80 winners. more
High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. more
WalletHub rated the best states to be rich or poor from a tax perspective, and unfortunately, Rhode Island lands among the worst states, regardless of income. more
Park is the most common street name in the Ocean State, as well as in Connecticut and Massachusetts, according to a study conducted by The Washington Post. more
Leaders of the General Assembly, who have embraced a less expensive version of the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass reconstruction plan, appealed to business leaders Wednesday to support it as an economic investment. more
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