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Governor McKee, RIDOH Announce 7,300 Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments to

Postings to come as Rhode Island expands age eligibility to include 50 to 59-year-olds Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that approximately 7,300 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be posted on www.vaccinateRI.org on Tuesday at 9 a.m. These appointments will be for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Sockanosset Cross Road, and […]Read More

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AG Neronha Issues Guidance to Protect American Rescue Plan Act

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued guidance last week reminding creditors, debt collectors and financial institutions that stimulus payments resulting from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act are exempt from seizure or garnishment by debt collectors. “While we seem to be heading in the right direction, we are by no means done with […]Read More

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Coalition-driven RI Life Index begins surveying Rhode Islanders about health

2021 survey continues to target issues related to health inequities in BIPOC communities after 2020 survey starkly highlighted that Black and Latinx Rhode Islanders perceive greater challenges in their pursuit of health and well-being PROVIDENCE, RI (March 31, 2021) – Beginning April 5, Rhode Islanders will be asked at random to participate in the RI Life Index via […]Read More

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BCBSRI announces new president and CEO

BCBSRI board selects Martha L. Wofford, group vice president at Denver healthcare company PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 23, 2021) – After a national search, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has announced the appointment of Martha L. Wofford, group vice president at DaVita, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, as the president and CEO of the local, nonprofit […]Read More

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Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Seeks Input from Providence Residents on Use

The Councilwoman Urges Residents to Respond and Share Survey through Social Media with Friends and Family PROVIDENCE, RI (March 29, 2021)…Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3) today has launched a survey requesting input from Providence residents on the use of $130 million in federal stimulus funds expected to be delivered to the City. The survey, created in both English […]Read More

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Statement from Attorney General Neronha on Champlin’s Realty Associates v.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement today following the Supreme Court Order denying the Joint Motion in Champlin’s Realty Associates v. the Coastal Resources Management Council: “I am pleased with the Court’s decision to refuse to ratify and enter as an order of the Court an agreement resulting from a […]Read More

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Guidance on Rhode Island tax treatment of unemployment benefits

Division reminds taxpayers and tax preparers about existing Rhode Island statute PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today provided guidance explaining that Rhode Islanders will be able to deduct up to $10,200 of unemployment compensation on their federal personal income tax returns under a recent federal law change, but must include that […]Read More