Updated February 24 at 6:26am
Politics
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The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
Pay to play took on a new meaning recently, when New Shoreham officials asked National Grid PLC to pay "a large sum" of money in exchange for granting a request for a delay in the completion date of the undersea power cable that is being laid to … more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
In addition to economic development, education and infrastructure, issues of ethics in governance were front and center in 2016. The behavior of elected officials was scrutinized during and after the most recent session. In May, then-House Finance … more
(Updated, 1 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday announced it has agreed to a $2.5 million proposed settlement with Curt Schilling and several other defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit. more
Rep. Brian C. Newberry, R-North Smithfield, will run for re-election this year unopposed for the first time. Initially elected in November 2008, he was named House minority leader in May 2011. He will not seek to continue as House minority leader, … more
(Updated 3:40 p.m.) Unofficial election results show that House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello lost his District 15 seat in Cranston by 147 votes to Republican challenger Steven Frias, but media outlets are reporting that he is saying he won. more
The state of Rhode Island, small in population and size, carries an outsized political reputation. Specifically, it has struggled to move past a history of political corruption and poor choices in economic development. But Rhode Islanders … more
The House Finance Committee approved a nearly $9 billion budget late Tuesday for the fiscal year that begins in July, one that incorporates several key changes to the measure proposed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
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