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Jamia R. McDonald has been appointed chief strategy officer for the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Two wind energy companies Thursday won bids to lease more than 354,000 acres of federal waters about 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
Cranston and Warwick are among the 50 best cities to live in, according to a survey by 24/7 Wall St. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo called on more than 80 invited business people Tuesday night at the “Jobs Summit” to marshal the “palpable” energy and optimism in the room and do the “work” of isolating action steps toward future policy decisions. more
(Updated, 12:01 p.m.) U.S.-bound travelers from some overseas airports are being asked to turn on mobile phones and other devices under enhanced security measures from the Transportation Security Administration. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has indicated her intention to nominate Scott Jensen and Melba Depena to cabinet positions in her incoming administration. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
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