Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal for free college tuition could improve Rhode Island public higher education institutions’ credit ratings, but negatively impact revenue at some of the state’s private schools.
A settlement agreement has been signed with the state over the federal lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed in December over the failure of the state Department of Human Services to provide SNAP food stamp benefits on time to needy families due to the tangled rollout of the UHIP computer system.
For the third year in a row, Rhode Island ranks first in the nation for having the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges at 25 percent, according to the latest Bridge Report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association released recently.
Faced with the challenge of addressing rising costs that threaten the quality of patient care, members of the health care community gathered at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Feb. 16 for the annual Health Care Summit hosted by Providence …