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The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
In a first for Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has created a Capital Improvement Plan that outlines and prioritizes $122.4 million in expenditures the city would make in its public works, public property, and parks and recreation departments. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
Food advocates and other industry stakeholders on Tuesday released a proposed five-year strategic plan focused on the state’s food system, designed to improve food-related production, health and access and economic development for Rhode Islanders. more
Thanks in part to a $100,000 industry cluster grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp., the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, along with Polaris MEP, is putting on a Rhode Island manufacturers’ exhibition and networking event on March 23 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level. more
At least one law added to the books by the General Assembly is a good one. We're talking about a ban on "blocking the box." The rule, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to get stuck in the middle of an intersection after a traffic … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
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