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House Clears Its Version Of Paid Sick Days Bill

Jun 30, 2017
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The House cleared its version of a paid sick time bill in a 55-14 vote Thursday. The legislation has some key differences with the Senate’s version of the bill.

Bill Mandates 15 Percent Markup On Cigarettes

May 19, 2017
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A new bill introduced in the House aims to give small business owners an even playing field when selling cigarettes. The bill mandates a 15 percent markup on retail cigarette prices.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport are partnering up to help small Rhode Island defense businesses.

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner unveiled a plan Thursday that moves millions of dollars in state deposits to local financial institutions. The "Bank Local" initiative was applauded by Ocean State banks, credit unions, and small business owners during the Statehouse announcement.