Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Public Policy
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With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
U.S. stocks rose and commodities rallied on a report that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures. Treasuries advanced while the dollar fell on bets the Federal Reserve won’t be in a hurry to raise rates. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
HealthSource RI said nearly 7,000 new customers have signed up for the state’s health benefits exchange, and 20,772 have renewed coverage, as of Jan. 10. more
Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, has offered his resignation to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who has accepted it, according to a statement from the governor’s office. more
Lending to Russian companies reached a crescendo last year, with international banks pledging $31 billion to OAO Rosneft to buy TNK-BP. As sanctions are tightened against the nation, however, even the smallest deals have dried up. more
Local 1 percent hotel, meal and beverage tax collections, as well as state 5 percent hotel tax collections, all increased on a year-over-year, and fiscal year-to-date basis through October, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
The City Council has established an Economic Development Planning Commission, which will create a comprehensive economic development policy for the city along with a plan to implement it. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Maria Montanaro as the director of the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. more
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