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PROVIDENCE – The House of Representatives this month unanimously approved legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all future, nonprimary Rhode Island election ballots. more
NARRAGANSETT – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit last week unveiled the new R.I. Marine Fisheries Institute at an event at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus. more
BOSTON – Fall River is among 14 communities nationwide sharing $860,000 intended to help expand green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week. more
The prospective owners of Newport Grand say the 39-year-old slot parlor may not look like much from the outside, but it has good bones. more
It’s a moment Providence, the state and especially the seven members of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission have been waiting for. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
The R.I. Executive Climate Change Council on Thursday released its preliminary report, outlining key objectives and recommended actions aimed to help the state prepare for the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly on Tuesday appointed a receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District as the district prepares to liquidate its assets later this month. more
As the R.I. House Finance Committee prepares to discuss a bill proposing to cut the state sales tax from 7 percent to 3 percent at a hearing Wednesday, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity released updated information about the impact such a reduction could have on the local economy. more
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission has loosened its confidentiality policy and will now identify all proposals for the former highway land, not just winning bids, the commission announced Monday. more
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