More Rhode Island Articles

  • Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent

    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...

  • Rhode Island judge: Pension lawsuit may go forward

    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...

  • 2 win $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships

    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...

  • Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails

    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...

  • Settlement fails in Rhode Island pension overhaul

    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...

  • Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal

    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.

  • Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal

    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...

  • RI home sales, prices both decrease in February

    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...

  • RI grapples with rising flood insurance costs

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Steve Morris lives in a century-old restored cottage on a tucked away corner of Narragansett Bay. The home survived big hurricanes in 1938 and 1954, and Morris has never worried about flooding. But the home is now for sale, Morris said, because of rising flood...

  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    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.

  • Authorities enter Rhode Island speaker's office

    Authorities carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes have entered the Statehouse office of Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox.

  • Rhode Island bill would require food stamp users to show ID

    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.



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