04/17/14 04:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Training said the jobless rate fell three-tenths of 1...
04/16/14 03:45 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawsuit brought by public sector unions and retirees over Rhode Island's 2011 pension overhaul can now move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday, days after both sides said a lengthy mediation had failed. Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter denied the state's motion...
04/16/14 12:15 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A project to start a culinary hub and another to create a high-end digital fabric printing facility are the two winners of this year's $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships. The Rhode Island Foundation announced the winners Wednesday. They each receive a...
04/11/14 01:45 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Talks to salvage a proposed settlement that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed, and the court challenge is moving ahead. Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo on Friday announced the settlement...
By Erika Niedowski | 04/07/14 11:29 AM
A proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, was rejected by one of the groups voting on it, officials announced Monday. The parties were ordered...
By David Klepper | 03/31/14 08:15 AM
The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law.
03/30/14 12:00 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued to block the law. Thousands of teachers, firefighters, police...
03/27/14 08:00 AM
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says bad winter weather and worries about increasing flood insurance premiums likely played roles as home sales and prices in the state declined in February. The group said Thursday that single-family home sales were down 5 percent...
By Associated Press | 03/22/14 04:47 PM
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.
By Associated Press | 03/21/14 11:37 AM
Authorities carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes have entered the Statehouse office of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox.
By Byron York | 04/23/14
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