Updated February 28 at 10:26am
Public Policy
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(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sens. Harold M. Metts and Juan M. Pichardo, both Providence Democrats, are urging Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to commit a portion of the $230 million in Google settlement funds received by Rhode Island to funding re-entry programs for ex-offenders. more
Developers of the newly constructed, $113 million New Bedford marine terminal are optimistic about the future of wind energy and the facility itself, despite seeing Cape Wind – expected to be their first and largest tenant – recently lose two major electricity contracts. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $27.6 million less than expected in March, meaning the monthly total general revenue of $305 million fell 8.3 percent short of the $333 million originally projected, the department reported Tuesday. more
To the Editor, The legalization of the sale of marijuana in Colorado is producing more than $2 million dollars of new tax revenue each month. Rhode Island and other states may soon follow suit and legalize marijuana (“Marijuana legalization would be very bad news for his dealer,” March 3, 2014). However, marijuana, like tobacco, can be very harmful to children. The sale of these products should be regulated to keep them out of the hands of children. more
The cost to emit carbon dioxide in the U.S. Northeast rose by one-third this month after the region’s cap-and-trade program revised its rules to cut the supply of permits, Bloomberg News reported. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Securities Division is calling on 401(k) plan administrators to report how many companies have shifted to a lump-sum matching contribution once a year, a change that can undermine worker savings, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Cape Wind Associates LLC has reportedly signed a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to use an industrial terminal that the agency is building on the waterfront here, apparently for staging and assembly of Cape Wind’s 130-turbine wind turbine project in Nantucket Sound, the Boston Business Journal has reported. more
When Seth Klarman speaks, listen carefully. more
Rhode Island is still waiting to experience the growth in residential solar-energy adoption that’s taken place elsewhere in the country. more
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