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VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Are you engaged in the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primaries are in the books. Up next is Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Massachusetts primaries are on...

Predictions that Rhode Island will lose a House seat less certain

PROVIDENCE – The 2020 Census looms large for Rhode Island, with experts long predicting it to result in the state losing one of its...
FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia II was recalled by 62 percent of Fall River voters, but won an election on the same ballot by 241 votes. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

WJAR: Fall River’s Correia recalled, re-elected

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was both recalled and re-elected Tuesday, according to WJAR-TV NBC 10. Despite 62 percent of votes recalling...
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...
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