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THE RHODE ISLAND state Senate has approved enabling legislation for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Senate approves PawSox legislation, now moves to House

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate approved enabling legislation Tuesday for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, sending the financing package...
The R.I. General Assembly will begin its 2018 legislative session on Jan. 2. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

What do you think should be the top priority for the...

The state General Assembly has hardly had a chance to get comfortable in its seats and already it is considering significant legislation, in this...

Wall: ACI job training ‘here to stay’

During his 31-year tenure with the R.I. Department of Corrections – 18 as director – A.T. Wall helped prioritize job placement and preparation programs...
SEN. WILLIAM J. Conley Jr. (center), D-East Providence, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, center. He listens to testimony related to Pawtucket Red Sox legislation last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox legislation moves forward in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to help finance an $83-$85 million Triple-A baseball stadium for...
The Rhode Island Senate has approved legislation to authorize public financing for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

PawSox sign extension to remain Red Sox Triple-A affiliate

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox announced a two-year extension of the player development contract through at least the...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
DOLLARS WELL SPENT: The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program helped the Community College of Rhode Island grow enrollment of first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent in its first year. Will the General Assembly see clear to expand the program in the face of continuing budgetary pressure? / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

G.A.’s 2018 session sure to be a 
contentious, significant one

With an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2018 and another $200 million in fiscal 2019, Rhode Island’s elected leaders are faced with...
The R.I. General Assembly will begin its 2018 legislative session on Jan. 2. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

General Assembly prepares to reconvene

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly will begin its 2018 legislative session on Tuesday, with both chambers expected to convene at 4 p.m.The body completed...
A RENDERING OF the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Who’s paying for Invenergy power plant?

A lawsuit filed this month by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC against National Grid Rhode Island and ISO New England is raising new questions for...

Mattiello not showing leadership

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is content, apparently, to be a vessel for his “constituents,” as opposed to showing a little leadership when approaching...
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