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Rhode Island has approved 23 projects for state historic preservation tax credits since temporarily reviving the program a year ago – none of them private mansions or social clubs. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue on Thursday released its economic development report for fiscal year 2012, providing a breakdown of tax incentives awarded by geographic region and company, and whether recipients met job-creation and wage-and-benefits goals. more
The maximum benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged at $566 per week in fiscal year 2015, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Wednesday. 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
Word that Cape Wind LLC has joined Deepwater Wind LLC in signing an option to lease land at the Quonset Business Park is welcome news. Both projects, despite continuing legal challenges, are moving toward fruition of their ambitious plans to put industrial-scale wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts (as well as the five-turbine demonstration project off Block Island that Deepwater Wind is nearly completely permitted for). more
PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings last week assigned an “AA+” rating to two Massachusetts general obligation bonds totaling $400 million. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
BOSTON – Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
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