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“The Waste-O-Meter” – a giant thermometer to track “government waste” – was unveiled Wednesday at a Statehouse press conference by The Republican Policy Group. 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
(Updated 10:04 a.m. and 12:14 and 2:32 p.m.) RhodeWorks, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s truck toll plan to improve the state’s deteriorating bridges and roads, is now law. 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
The theme of Providence Business News' 25th Anniversary story on the region's health care scene was change, and that lens is still the one to use when reviewing the trends in Rhode Island and its environs. Relatively recent changes – creating … more
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