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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed legislation that will require underground cesspools to be updated when a property is sold. more
The city is poised to create commercial tax guidelines to promote development, but if it goes forward it will do so without the support of all interested parties. A last-minute push from Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed into law a hike in Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60, effective Jan. 1. "I'm proud to sign this bill, which marks an important step forward in our efforts to make work … more
I am sitting here on my train ride to Boston, finally getting an opportunity to read a recent copy of Providence Business News, and wanted to say that the Cary Collins piece (“Rhody makeover: Focus on 21st-century industries,” Nov. 17, 2015), really hit home for me. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force met for the first time last month to begin work on a statewide strategy to prevent and treat drug addiction and reverse the rising tide of overdose deaths in … more
Within the 39 Rhode Island cities and towns there are 22 different sets of rules for wetlands development. The individual principles at the municipal level have largely been shaped by decades' worth of disagreements and compromise between … more
PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has unveiled legislation that aims to strengthen and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws. The Lobbying Reform Act of 2015 would replace existing legislative- and … more
Businesses have long been subsidizing the cost of municipal solid waste in Rhode Island, as municipalities have paid the same rate to dump trash for more than two decades while receiving some of that back from landfill profits. But time is … more
Carolyn Lane, on a salary of less than $50,000 a year, moved in May into one of Boston's most luxurious, new rental complexes. She has access to a rooftop pool, two gyms and an indoor dog-relieving station – and pays one-third of what it costs her … more
Last week's release of the yearly tax credit and incentive report by the R.I. Division of Taxation shone a light once again on the price of many tax-incentive programs the state has enacted through the years. According to acting Director of … more
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