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    Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Starting this Spring, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will recommence the significant structural rehabilitation project on the Newport Pell Bridge. This is part of the multi-phase project which began in Spring 2017. The first phase in 2017 focused on the bridge’s east approach (Newport side) covering about 1,000 feet of the 11,247 foot bridge. It consisted of a partial depth hydro demolition and replacement of the concrete roadway deck from curb to curb. It also included removal of the existing steel bearings from the bridge’s original construction in 1969 and replaced them with new and modern elastomeric bearings. Read more
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    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    The General Assembly is on break this week. Hearings for the week of April 22 – 26 will be released at the end of this week. Members of the House and Senate leadership teams have been making the speaking circuit. Marijuana legalization appears to be receiving a cool reception as the ability to implement and oversee the vast regulatory program required still appears to be in question. The Governor’s proposed new programs also seem to be in question as the early projected revenues for FY2020 are difficult. Read more
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    Blakeley Andersen
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of the state’s largest business advocacy organizations, whose mission is to connect, innovate, enhance and advocate for the businesses of Greater Newport. As a trusted and reliable institution for nearly 100 years, the Newport County Chamber is a vibrant collective body of the greater Newport business community with nearly 1,100 members representing over 50,000 employees. We work to create valuable strategic partnerships, promote strong economic growth, diversity and prosperity to serve its members and the Greater Newport region. Read more
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    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Friday, April 5, 2019
    An Update from the State House This week is the last week before legislative vacation break which takes place April 15-19. Following the break, we can expect to see committees voting on bills and sending them to the House and Senate floor for consideration. The final Revenue Estimating Conference has been scheduled for May 10th at 9:00 a.m. This day-long meeting will result in a determination of the final revenues available for the FY2020 budget, allowing lawmakers and staff to definitively draft a budget. Read more
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    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Friday, March 29, 2019
    John C. Simmons
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council jointly released the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) Briefing for the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more
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    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Lesley Palagi, Northern Rhode Island Chamber
    Friday, March 8, 2019
    Michael Lampton
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today, that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Center located in Newport, Rhode Island will cease operations on Thur., March 7 at 4 p.m. The temporary office was opened as a result of the recent Gas Outage. Read more
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