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Darin Tripoli, owner of Sunshine Vape, has a dim view of the purpose of federal regulation of electronic cigarettes. The new rules, announced in early May, will require e-cigarette-related businesses to obtain U.S. Food and Drug … more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
For a taste of the energy legacy that President Barack Obama is about to leave behind, check the fridge. No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in … more
Is it better to take on more debt as a state to fix aging and deteriorated bridges and overpasses, or is it wiser to slow down, and pay as you go? The General Assembly, in the opening weeks of the 2016 session, has already entered a new … more
A new law enacted in July that grants property tax exemptions on unoccupied new construction or renovations permitted after July 1 could help spur speculative construction short-circuited by the Great Recession, Rhode Island builders say. … more
Rhode Island may not be ready for a new statewide composting law that goes into effect Jan. 1, with two needed food-waste-to-energy facilities yet to be built and some businesses still unsure of how to comply. The food-waste ban passed in … more
On a hot, sunny day in the fall of 2008, two Providence businessmen met at the office of the vice chairman of Providence's Board of Licenses to pay him $52,500 in bribes. Gordon D. Fox, then an East Side lawyer and state representative who … more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
PROVIDENCE – The Securities and Exchange Commission last week filed charges against the R.I. Economic Development Corp. and its bond underwriter Wells Fargo Securities, alleging fraud that stems from a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the … more
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