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The smallest state of the union, Rhode Island, also has the longest official name of any of the states: "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." The state is one of the most densely populated and heavily industrialized for its size. For a state that is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, it is notable that its shoreline on Narragansett Bay in the Atlantic Ocean runs for 400 miles.
Rhode Island is known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. It's home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing and Gilded Age mansions, such as The Breakers. Providence, its capital, is home to Brown University, Roger Williams Park, Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation.
Asked to highlight the accomplishments of his office over the past year, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth
Magaziner cited a mix of bread-and-butter matters with community outreach.
“A lot of time, we as treasurers deal with arcane and lofty issues, but we also need to focus on people and
quality of life,” Magaziner said in an interview. “What I’m most proud of is advocating strong financial
management that has a real impact on the local economy that make people’s lives better.”
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2019 Cash Collections Report for November 2018. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis to prior fiscal year cash collections by revenue item. The cash collections report makes no adjustments for the timeliness of the receipt of revenues and provides readers with insight into the state's cash flow over the course of the fiscal year.
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island ended 2018 at an all-time high with 505,000 jobs in the state, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. There have been over a half-million jobs in Rhode Island for seven consecutive months. At 3.9%, Rhode Island's unemployment rate is now level with the national average.