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When scientists disagree on something, as they do on the wisdom of the planned “March for Science,” they tend to disagree in an instructive way. more
Republicans unveiled their long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, proposing to phase out key parts of the law over several years as they try to break a stalemate between moderates and conservatives in their party. more
(Updated, 12:51 p.m., 4:28 p.m.) The Conservation Law Foundation is suing the town of Johnston, saying it has no legal right to purchase water from Providence and resell it to a proposed power plant in Burrillville. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza was scheduled to meet with state legislators Monday to discuss legislative priorities, which included a bill to tax certain properties owned by nonprofits and another aimed at increasing the hotel tax. more
(Updated 4:02 p.m.) With new forms of opiates now available in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wrote on Monday to R.I. Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott to urge her to immediately add certain chemical analogs to the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act, according to a statement from his office. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
The sun is once again beginning to shine on the Rhode Island economy. Results paint 2016 as a good year for Ocean State businesses, and projections for 2017 are positive, according to the Winter 2017 PBN Business Survey, with predicted … more
PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island schools needing nearly $2 billion in repairs, a group of policymakers and labor leaders is calling on state lawmakers to find ways to increase funding for construction-related projects in the coming years, WPRI-TV … more
In the last week, three state tax incentive packages were approved, two for companies that were either adding or creating jobs in Rhode Island and one for a group developing a mixed-use project. The cost for these projects could eventually … more
The R.I. State Police on Thursday released documents from the closed criminal investigation into 38 Studios LLC, a video game company that received a $75 million taxpayer-backed loan before filing for bankruptcy in 2012. more
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