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(Updated, 9:10 p.m.) An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for inadequately protecting its employees against exposure from contaminated needlesticks and blood-born pathogens. more
Rhode Island business owners are divided over whether or not the $2.89 tipped minimum wage should be raised. The issue is before the General Assembly in the forms of companion Senate and House bills sponsored by numerous legislators, with … more
Rhode Island’s minimum wage will soon climb 60 cents to $9.60 an hour. more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged a former Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. board member with inside trading, alleging he tipped off three acquaintances about the bank’s potential acquisition with Brookline Bancorp Inc. in 2011. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's plan to raise $100 million a year for bond payments by tolling the largest trucks that travel the Ocean State is largely calculated on estimated truck volume and comparisons with other states that trucking representatives say … more
Despite state regulators calling ride-hailing-app companies, such as Uber and Lyft, "wholly illegal," it's unlikely the popular taxi-like services will be shut down anytime soon in the Ocean State. The advent of the ride-hailing apps, known … more
PROVIDENCE –The American Trucking Associations urges rejection of a truck-only toll plan proposed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in May. Under a 10-year plan, the state will issue a $700 million revenue bond, to be repaid by electronic fees … more
PROVIDENCE – The State Investment Commission last month unanimously approved a new investment policy proposed by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. It's the first time in its history that the commission has adopted a formal policy on transparency. … more
To reduce Rhode Island’s status as a “national outlier” regarding its temporary disability insurance and temporary caregiver insurance programs, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is recommending that the General Assembly explore potential reforms to save money. more
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
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