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R.I. Plastic Bag Ban Bill Criticized at Hearing

PROVIDENCE — Supporters vastly outnumbered opponents at a recent hearing of a bill banning plastic checkout bags in Rhode Island.

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Local Beer and Wine Takes on Rhode Island Alcohol Lobby

PROVIDENCE — Local beer and wine isn’t being sold yet at farmers markets because some of Rhode Island’s most formidable lobbyists are opposing a bill that would allow such sales.

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Business Plan Calls for Environmental Management to be, Well, ‘Pro-Business’

PROVIDENCE — Environmental groups are troubled by a proposal from a business advocacy group to radically shift state offices and departments.

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