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Public Policy
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While opposition to natural gas-expansion projects in Rhode Island to date has been limited, the disputes bear watching. If challenges were to delay or derail these projects, the volatility of supplies and pricing for electricity and heat could get … more
FALL RIVER – Government, education and business leaders marked the opening of a 3.2-megawatt solar array covering 800 parking spaces on 5 acres of the city's Bristol Community College campus. The solar array will generate more than 34 … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed the Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015, legislation that bolsters protections for personal information in the state. Sponsored by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, D-Middletown, and Rep. Stephen R. … more
A natural gas-powered electrical plant proposed in Burrillville could introduce more than 900 megawatts to the New England grid, and is the largest generation project in a decade in Rhode Island. But even if approved, it won't eradicate … more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. more
The board that began overseeing the MBTA has signed off on an arrangement that the transit authority reached with Keolis Commuter Services to improve performance, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
An oft-heard complaint is that Rhode Island's public sector spends too much money, with poor results. But that is not always the case. For instance, according to usgovernmentspending.com, the Ocean State ranks No. 13 for the highest health … more
PROVIDENCE – The state has reached a final agreement with SEIU District 1199 New England regarding family child care providers who are a part of Rhode Island's Child Care Assistance Program, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced this month. … more
Congress's most recent fight over highway spending seemed awfully familiar. Once again, authorized cash for transportation projects was dwindling. Once again, no one could agree on a proper extension. And once again, Congress ended up passing a … more
R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello talks about the recently ended General Assembly session as well as important issues still to be faced. more
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