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R.I. prepares for more vaccine, will start inoculating elderly housing and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island next week will begin vaccinating residents of elderly housing buildings against the COVID-19 virus, as well as adults in group...

Were you OK with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo not taking questions...

It had been nearly three weeks since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had spoken publicly in Rhode Island before her Jan. 13 COVID-19 briefing, which...
SOME OBSERVERS say the differences in sales-tax policies among the states create a burden on retailers that have to navigate the varied tax requirements when they do business in other states. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cross-border differences in sales-tax policy create headaches

The rise of interstate e-commerce is magnifying long-standing differences in sales-tax laws among various states, forcing retailers with far-flung customers to adhere to 50...

McKee open to easing restrictions on businesses

WARWICK – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee said during a press conference on Thursday that as governor he will be open to easing COVID-19...

Despite 2021 rate decreases, manufacturers criticize National Grid energy efficiency plan

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to unspent funds during the pandemic, National Grid Rhode Island customers will see the charges they pay to support energy efficiency...

OER report declares 2030 renewable energy goal ‘achievable’ but with higher...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is 40% of the way to hitting Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s ambitious goal of powering the state by 100% renewable...

Steve Forbes offers business advice, economic outlook on PBN inaugural webcast

PROVIDENCE – Business management is an art, and adaption is crucial to survival.  So advised Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, who offered a unique...

Gov. Raimondo: Job creation in R.I. will be ‘blueprint for how...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to use programs that have led to job creation in Rhode Island as a blueprint...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council is advising state policymakers to act with urgency in addressing a projected fiscal year 2022 $513.7 million budget deficit.

RIPEC advises ‘more urgency’ in addressing state FY22 budget deficit

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is advising state legislators to act with “more urgency” in addressing a $513.7 million budget deficit...

Providence announces new, emissions-focused ordinance proposals

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving forward with several proposals aimed at furthering its commitment to lower emissions and increase climate resiliency.  Providence Mayor Jorge...

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