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The General Assembly approved an $8.9 billion budget bill for fiscal 2017 that provides tax relief to retirees, enhances the state’s economic development tools, fully funds education, scales back a plan to tax medical marijuana and rolls back state beach parking fees to 2011 levels. more
The official website for the state of Rhode Island has a new look. Revamped this summer with the new design, ri.gov features a high-resolution picture of Narragansett Bay and a minimalistic layout. more
With time ticking down for public comment on how the state should fix the deteriorating Route 6-10 connector in Providence, city officials have proposed an alternate plan for a parkway that runs from Roger Williams Park to downtown. more
Operation Clean Government is holding Candidate School, a day-long educational seminar on Saturday about how to run for political office. more
On a nice weekend, I will ride my motorcycle for a few hours to clear my head and reflect on the previous week at the Statehouse. Our vehicles are much more than a mode of transportation. more
A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a boost on Wednesday from a $13.1 million federal TIGER grant which will help build a new commuter rail station here, something the mayor of Pawtucket called a “game changer.” more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Friday $9.3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce jet noise affecting residents living near T.F. Green Airport. Of the $9.3 million, $887,032 is expected to help to voluntarily acquire three homes impacted by aircraft noise. An additional $8,435,954 will provide sound insulation mitigation to airport-area residences. more
RhodeWorks was voted the 2016 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year. more
Former state representative Donald J. Lally Jr. has resigned his position as the small business liaison in the Raimondo administration. more
The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day, including in Providence and Pawtucket, to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. more
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