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As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall financial security of its residents in the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard released Thursday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. (Updated, 3:10 p.m.) more
President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. more
Rhode Island placed 28th in a new Politico report ranking the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall living standards. more
Brown University has made a new commitment to provide at least one funded internship or research opportunity to any student who receives need-based financial aid, President Christina Paxson said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation’s strategic plan for the next five years makes “inspiring philanthropy” a new priority and creates a new position within the organization responsible for assessing the foundation’s progress toward its goals. more
A Senate vote on Monday to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in hopes of bolstering their fortunes in the November mid-term elections. more
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