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Public Policy
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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
A University of Rhode Island professor has been named chairman of the governor’s Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, which provides guidance on issues pertaining to climate change. more
Congressional debate over the annual defense policy measure often centers on hot-button issues such as the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, the fate of huge weapons systems and whether to lift budget caps. more
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