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COUNCILWOMAN SABINA MATOS was elected president of the 2019-2022 Providence City Council. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL

Matos elected president of Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE - Councilwoman Sabina Matos was voted Providence City Council president Monday. The council said that Matos is the first Latina to hold the...
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? Did Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's economic policies help grow Rhode Island's economy or was the state's improving economic condition just the result of the region and nation recovering from the Great Recession? To a certain degree, the just-concluded election may offer one answer to that question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the election now settled, do you think that Rhode Island...

A major issue in any election is the economic health of the city/state/country that is holding the vote, and nowhere was the issue debated...
IN A WIDE-RANGING PRESS CONFERENCE a day after the midterm election, President Donald Trump said he was open to raising corporate tax rates in order to deliver a tax cut to middle-class Americans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump says he’s open to raising tax to pay for middle-class...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he’s open to raising some tax rates to help pay for a bigger tax break for middle-class Americans.“If...

Stocks rally as vote clouds clear with no surprise

NEW YORK – U.S. equities jumped, the dollar dropped and Treasuries climbed as investors moved past the hurdle of uncertainty presented by the midterm elections...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello has won re-election in District 15 of Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

WPRI: Mattiello wins re-election

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello was re-elected to represent Cranston’s District 15 Tuesday, narrowly edging out Republican challenger Steven Frias, WPRI reported...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has won reelection in the gubernatorial race in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Raimondo and Elorza re-elected by wide margins, R.I. voters approve all...

PROVIDENCE – Voters returned both Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to second terms on Tuesday by wide margins, according to preliminary...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
 / PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
SYMBOLIC FIGURE: The Independent Man atop the Statehouse in Providence symbolizes Rhode Island’s self-image and history of independence. Unaffiliated voters have long outnumbered both registered Republicans and Democrats in the state. / 
PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

R.I.’s independent streak could bring unexpected results

As symbols go, Rhode Island’s Independent Man doesn’t hold anything back.Looking out over the state from the top of the Statehouse rotunda, the Independent...
SEEKING RE-ELECTION: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured, a Democrat, is running for re-election against two independent candidates, East Side resident Diane “Dee Dee” Witman and South Side resident Jeff Lemire.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 1, 2018

Can a self-described “pro -growth progressive” mayor boost investment in Providence?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
FORMER R.I. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Robert G. Flanders Jr., left, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are fighting for the right to represent the Ocean State in the Senate, where Whitehouse has been sitting since 2006. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 26, 2018

Race for U.S. Senate: Former SupCo judge takes on two-term incumbentEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
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