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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed a $696 million budget for fiscal 2016 on Thursday that he said takes a “major step” in addressing the city’s fiscal woes. more
Gordon D. Fox, the former R.I. House speaker and vice chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses, was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for stealing $108,000 in campaign funds, accepting a $52,000 bribe and filing false tax returns. more
The chances that they’ll face each other in a presidential election may be slim, but once upon a time, Lincoln D. Chafee and Jeb Bush were classmates at the elite Andover boarding school in Massachusetts. more
(Updated, 5:30 a.m.) The R.I. House Finance Committee on Tuesday night approved an $8.7 billion state budget that maintains most of what Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had proposed in her inaugural budget proposal. more
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday approved the state’s controversial pension reform settlement, passing it on to the General Assembly, which has final say. more
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
Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln D. Chafee advocated for a change to the metric system during his campaign announcement Wednesday. 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
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launched his White House bid on the lakefront of the city where his political career began. Florida Senator Marco began his quest in Miami, surrounded by friends and family. more
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