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The R.I. Department of Transportation and Amtrak on Monday announced the start of a $41 million South County train track and station enhancement project aimed at benefiting train operations in the Northeast and long-term transit planning for the state. more
Rhode Islanders face the ninth-highest state and local tax burden in the country, with 10.8 percent of their income going to taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. more
A key Providence City Council committee approved a standardized plan for tax incentives for the former Interstate 195 lands on Thursday, amending the proposal to include property in the Capital Center development district under the same terms. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced Friday it has received approval from the federal government to re-establish its sovereign lands in Taunton and Mashpee, a decision that will allow the tribe to proceed with construction of a resort casino. more
The state’s health insurance regulator on Thursday announced new policies designed to further change how commercial health insurers pay for care. more
A University of Rhode Island professor has been named chairman of the governor’s Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, which provides guidance on issues pertaining to climate change. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue is moving to terminate the receivership of the Central Coventry Fire District as of Oct. 1 and plans to leave the district with a plan to improve its fiscal stability, Acting Director of Revenue David M. Sullivan said Friday. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized more than $9 million in state development incentives on Monday, including $5.5 million in tax credits for the construction of 160 apartments near the Providence Amtrak and MBTA station and $2.7 million for new construction at the former Louttit Laundry site in the West End. more
Top officials from 12 Asia-Pacific nations formally kicked off a four-day bid to hammer out a massive but so far elusive free-trade agreement that has been in the works for six years. more
The governor’s proposed truck toll plan, RhodeWorks, would generate substantial long-term funding for transportation projects, but may not provide enough revenue in the short term, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said Wednesday. more
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