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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
Despite widely criticized technical problems that stymied the launch of the federally run health exchange website HealthCare.gov, Rhode Island’s public health insurance exchange, HealthSource RI, opened with minimal malfunctions, according to a Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report released Tuesday. more
In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. more
Newport Solar got 28 new projects this year – 27 homes and one restaurant – as a result of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund program for small-scale solar projects. more
The land slated for development around T.F. Green Airport and a commuter-rail station has a new name and website to market it. The 95-acre former Warwick Station Development District is now called City Centre Warwick. more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $2.7 million to Rhode Island to help fight unreasonable rate increases and enhance health care pricing transparency, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Monday. more
To build a long-sought academic and nursing-school complex in Providence’s would-be Knowledge District, project leaders will have to untangle the painful legacy of the failed Dynamo House project that came before it. more
Ruarri J. Miller’s search for a site to build apartments for aspiring young businesspeople took him to old mills in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. But ultimately Miller chose downtown Woonsocket, not just for its real estate, but for the enthusiasm and eagerness community leaders showed toward outside investment and his unconventional idea. more
Aquidneck Medical Associates will merge its operations with University Medicine Foundation in a joint effort to expand services and programs available to patients and to take advantage of incentives under the Affordable Care Act, the two physician groups announced Monday. more
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