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(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
In these last moments before the election for mayor of Providence, Dr. Daniel Harrop, the Republican candidate, has done something as strange as it is wrong. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at Twin River and attendees got more than they have come to expect when a political campaign event broke out. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to appoint former Gov. Lincoln Almond’s chief of staff, Michael DiBiase, as her director of administration. more
Ten communities have been selected to pilot a statewide e-permitting initiative, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
Secretary of State-Elect Nellie Gorbea has announced her senior leadership team, which includes members of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ staff. more
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country. more
What he’s got: Local, state, and federal governing experience as a former Rhode Island mayor, governor, and U.S. senator; party loyalties that have run the gamut from Republican to independent to Democrat; despite those shifting affiliations, a consistently liberal record on domestic and foreign policy; a patrician pedigree and demeanor, an idiosyncratic biography (after schooling at Andover and Brown, he moved to Montana to learn horseshoeing and spent years working at racetracks as a farrier), and a dry, wry Yankee wit. more
Nine individuals have been nominated to serve on the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board. more
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