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THE SENATE COULD VOTE on the GOP's new tax bill as soon as Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Will the tax system overhaul proposed by the U.S. Senate have...

As conferees from the U.S. House and Senate try to reconcile their two competing tax overhaul proposals, there is time to consider what the...
SPARK A REACTION? National Grid Rhode Island President Timothy F. Horan believes that the gas and electricity utility's rate hike request is justified by increased operating costs as well as its efforts to upgrade the distribution network for both its energy commodities. Do you? / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Where do you stand on the National Grid rate hike request?

National Grid Rhode Island has filed for the ability to add $71.6 million to its “base distribution rates” for both electricity and natural gas...
ON THE HORIZON: An aerial view of the completed expansion of the main runway at T.F. Green Airport, lengthened from 7,200 feet to 8,700 feet, allowing for the ability to fly nonstop to the West Coast, as well as opening up opportunities for expanded international trade and domestic commerce. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Have you flown out of or into T.F. Green Airport with...

T.F. Green Airport has added four new carriers in 2017 to the group of airlines that serve the Providence market. A major factor in...
The former Woonsocket Co. Mill complex is shown in this 2013 photo. Owners have been awarded state historic-preservation tax credits to renovate some of the buildings. COURTESY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND HERITAGE COMMISSION

Should the state finally commit new funding to the popular historic...

A popular state historic tax credit program has not received new funding since 2013.Now a federal version of the program is in jeopardy. A...

Will the tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S....

The U.S. tax reform proposal being put forth by the U.S. House of Representatives has both proponents and opponents, and the final version is...

Who is right on the PawSox deal, Gov. Raimondo or Speaker...

In what could be the last gasp for keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island, a deal has been struck involving the state,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has named Daniel P. McConaghy chairman of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes chairman of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Do you think Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing a good...

With nearly a year to go before the next election for governor, the contenders in the race are coming to the fore. Republicans House...
CARE NEW ENGLAND terminated negotiations with Prime Healthcare Foundation to sell Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Monday night. The hospital will also discontinue its inpatient and emergency services. / COURTESY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND

Should the state allow Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to have its...

When Care New England bought Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in 2013, the Pawtucket institution was already in financial difficulties. But since then, its...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo signed the paid sick leave bill passed by the General Assembly in a special session this month, as well as a bill that makes public certain 38 Studios investigation documents. But she vetoed the bill that would have more easily granted disability pensions to firefighters. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Does the nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in Community College of...

The Community College of Rhode Island was surprised by the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, as it saw a nearly 50 percent...
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