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Rhode Island ranks near last among states using cost-benefit analyses to drive budget decisions, according to a report released Monday. more
By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
BOSTON – Several Bristol County, Mass., organizations have received grants through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund to improve the skills of job seekers and incumbent employees. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development is currently accepting applications for organizations to join its newly established Creative Economy Network. more
In the final days of the recently ended 2013 session, the R.I. General Assembly passed legislation, which Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee subsequently signed, that will put our state on the road toward a statewide mattress recycling program endorsed by industry, supported by environmental advocates and welcomed by municipalities. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has signed into law legislation to establish a program for the “proper recycling, reuse and disposal of mattresses,” according to a news release. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
Industry groups of all stripes have come to fear the end of the General Assembly session, when unheralded bills affecting their bottom lines can appear suddenly and become law with little debate. more
The New England Patriots have one, as do the Boston Red Sox and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. more
When Rhode Island became the latest state to allow a new hybrid form of socially conscious business, it had entrepreneurs like Michael McCarthy of Newport in mind. more
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