03/08/14 03:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education's lead official on adult and technical education is returning to Rhode Island to highlight President Barack Obama administration's priorities on workforce development, education and training. Brenda Dann-Messier will give keynote...
03/06/14 02:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down in January to 9.2 percent, and the number of jobs was up sizably. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the January jobless rate was down one-tenth of 1 point from December and is the lowest since November...
By David Klepper | 03/05/14 08:54 AM
Families receiving food stamps would have to present photo identification when using electronic benefit cards to buy food under legislation being considered in Rhode Island.
02/26/14 02:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former mayor whose corruption conviction was thrown into question by an appeals court struck a deal that would allow him to be freed from prison after serving half his two-year sentence. Charles Moreau, former mayor of the financially troubled city of Central Falls,...
02/18/14 05:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mayors on Tuesday blasted the closed-door talks that yielded a proposed settlement in the legal challenge to the state's 2011 pension overhaul, complaining that they weren't consulted about a proposal that will cost local taxpayers millions. Several local...
By Bloomberg News | 02/15/14 01:21 PM
Rhode Island officials and union leaders said they reached a deal to settle challenges to public pension-overhaul laws aimed at strengthening one of the U.S.’s most underfunded retirement programs.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 12:55 PM
Rhode Island's health insurance exchange won't be able to complete new enrollments for a few days because the federal data hub it uses to do so will be offline.
By associated press | 02/14/14 08:54 AM
Representatives from both sides of the lawsuit are scheduled to report on efforts to reach a settlement in the case Friday afternoon.
02/12/14 10:15 AM
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A federal mediation agency on Wednesday indefinitely postponed an announcement of a proposed settlement of a legal challenge to Rhode Island's landmark 2011 pension overhaul, leading to questions about the status of the deal. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service...
01/30/14 09:21 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island state budget is kicking nearly 2,000 low-income parents off a health care plan. State officials told The Providence Journal the parents will lose their coverage Friday under an effort to reduce enrollment in Rite Care, the state-financed...
By Associated Press | 01/27/14 10:35 AM
Employers would be prohibited from demanding access to a worker's social media accounts under legislation pending in Rhode Island General Assembly.
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