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From GoLocalProv by Anthony Faccenda, GoLocalProv News Contributor:
Although this week’s news cycle was dominated by the headlines of massive layoffs at the state's now defunct video game maker 38 Studios, there were numerous important legislative decisions made that affect a wide variety of Rhode Islanders. Not only did the General Assembly take on “good time” laws for criminals, but it also tackled the lack of accountability when it comes to quasi-public institutions. Additionally, lawmakers looked to rectify last year's enormous power outage debacle by creating a new hurricane insurance law. Lastly, a pair of tax exemption bills, which aim to stimulate the local economy, were examined.
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