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RI Participating In Annual Prescription Drug Take- Back Day

Rhode Island communities are taking expired or unused prescription medication for the fifth year in a row through a partnership between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, public safety officials, and health advocates.

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Rhode Islanders will be sending a message to President Donald Trump tomorrow morning that he needs to address climate change as a part of a national movement demanding climate action.

Marvin Abney, chairman of the House Finance Committee, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the PawSox; the state budget process; whether RI spends too much money; future development in Newport; and much more.

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Deloitte Consulting, the firm involved with the bungled rollout of the state's new system for administering human service benefits, will provide Rhode Island with a $27 million credit, Governor Gina Raimondo announced Thursday.

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Officials in the state’s Department of Human Services are reporting some progress with its online public assistance system known as UHIP.

Last year, the troubled rollout of the system caused a total backlog of almost 14,000 applications for benefits like food stamps. This March, that total dropped to 10,579.

Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says the state's pension fund saw a March return of three-quarters of a percent – earning over $58 million. The return comes in spite of a relatively flat U.S. stock performance.

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Rhode Island’s total revenue is off the mark by $43 million, or a bit less than 2 percent, for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. 

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Rhode Island is seeing a high level of trash mixed in with its recycling.

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That’s about a two percent increase overall from the current year budget. 

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Care New England, one of the largest hospital chains in Rhode Island, is announcing a series of layoffs as it continues to deal with ongoing financial problems. Layoffs will affect “clinical and non-clinical, union and non-union” workers, officials said in a statement.

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The towns of Richmond and Exeter are suing the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management over its planned welcome center near Browning Mill Pond.


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