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With his entry into the Democratic presidential-nomination sweepstakes, former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee invites scrutiny of his record as the state's chief executive. Instead, he has started his campaign by calling for re-engagement with the … more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation aimed at tightening campaign-finance-reporting laws. The four bills, passed in both the House and Senate, now head to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo for her consideration. The … more
It's been nearly four months since Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took over the corner office at 25 Dorrance St. While new leadership often brings a great sense of hope and optimism, the rose petals can fall quickly in Providence, where many … more
David Foster of Chicago got a stunning and welcome early Christmas present for him, his wife and three young children in late 2014. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert E. Craven, D-North Kingstown, has introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on Rhode Island retirees at least 65 years of age before the close of a taxable year by exempting from the state income tax all Social Security benefits, as well as income received from federal, state and local government retirement plans, disability benefits, military pensions, and private pension and deferred-compensation plans. more
The proposed minor league baseball stadium will generate a peak traffic count of 1,800 vehicle trips an hour, when visitors arrive for the games or events, but will not tip surrounding intersections into failure, according to an analysis prepared for the team’s owners. more
OK, let's talk early polls in presidential elections. What exactly do they tell us? They tell us what people are hearing, and sometimes that will matter. While nomination surveys can't successfully predict what will happen in next year's … more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
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