Entries by Dave Fidlin

Rhode Island lawmaker introduces education spending overhaul

The chair of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a trio of bills geared toward specific student populations across the state. State Sen. Sandra Cano, D-Pawtucket, has introduced bills she said would “bring more equity to the state education funding formula” in a news release.

Rhode Island’s gaming revenue rebounding since COVID-19 lockdowns, data reveals

Rhode Island’s gaming revenue in several categories was cut in half at the height of pandemic-induced lockdowns, according to financial data from state officials. In most instances, it is, however, on the rebound. A comb-through of financial data posted to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue Lottery Division’s website provides a snapshot of revenues brought in from traditional lottery games, video lottery terminals, table games and sports betting or, as it is more formally known, sport book.

Report: Massachusetts lost population, total income in 2020

Massachusetts suffered one of the highest rates of outmigration in 2020, according to a new report that studied population trends during the pandemic-fueled year. Wirepoints, an Illinois-based research and commentary organization, delved into population fluctuations in its latest analysis, using Internal Revenue Service data as the backdrop for its findings.

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