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Regulation
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The Administrative Procedures Act, recently signed into law, is forcing state agencies across the board to review all regulations and weed out those deemed either outdated or unnecessary. "It is a substantial piece of legislation that … more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of R.I. and the R.I. Disability Law Center on Jan. 19 announced the settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a deaf person who was not provided an interpreter after he was arrested … more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert Lancia, R-Cranston, is reintroducing legislation that would create an Office of the Inspector General in Rhode Island, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported Jan. 27. Lancia said the inspector general would have broad powers to … more
PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien has issued an executive order establishing a Joint Planning Commission for the development of a new train station in the Pawtucket/Central Falls Station District. Comprised of members of the Pawtucket … more
Mergers in the health care field, unlike in many other industries, are less about creating more revenue and profits and more about cutting down on losses. Hospitals with rare exceptions are money losers. And with the growing emphasis on … more
NEW BEDFORD – Southern New England's fading lobster fishery will be subject to a battery of new regulations, possibly closed fishing areas and stricter size standards, to try to save the crustacean's population. The number of adult … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a year-end operating surplus of $9.5 million Oct. 31, which will be used to pay down the city's multimillion dollar structural deficit. The surplus was realized largely due to a $3.77 million … more
One of the newest installments of the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to tighten regulations surrounding the financial industry following the global financial crisis of 2008, has lengthened the homebuying experience in Rhode Island and temporarily … more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
PROVIDENCE – A new rule requiring first responders to administer 30 minutes of CPR to cardiac-arrest patients prior to being transferred to the hospital is set to go into effect March 1, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported Feb. 11. The protocol is being rolled … more
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