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Must R.I. give Citizens what it wants?

The 11th-hour budget amendment submitted by Gov. Daniel J. McKee asking to overhaul how Rhode Island-based banks are taxed had some questioning whether the...
WITH SUPPORT from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, there have been collaborations such as one among Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state. A trainee learns about circuits at the Westerly Education Center in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Real Jobs RI eyed for changes under McKee’s ‘Rhode to Prosperity’...

Real Jobs Rhode Island has been a popular workforce development program since it was launched in 2015 under former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. Now...

Building affordable housing units proving expensive

In May 2023, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and other state officials issued a press release touting a $101 million investment of State Fiscal Recovery...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE is installing new parking meters and is extending metered street parking in many areas, which is concerning at least on neighborhood leader. / PBN PHOTO

Extended hours for Providence parking meters draw mixed reaction

Providence is extending the hours its parking meters are operational to 9 p.m. throughout the city, and business leaders predict uneven effects on commerce...

Would a 2nd medical school in R.I. be worth it?

Some state lawmakers are floating the idea of establishing a state medical school that would be a more-affordable alternative to Brown University and might ease persistent...
ADVOCATES for bus riders will be keeping close tabs on the person the R.I. Public Transit Authority hires to lead the agency now that Scott Avedisian has resigned. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Next RIPTA chief will have many challenges to navigate through

Public transit advocates have been adamant that the next CEO of the R.I. Public Transit Authority be someone outside the state’s political sphere who...

Just how busy will Quonset port get in wake of Baltimore...

Officials at Quonset Development Corp. were ready to step up for the long term when the Port of Baltimore closed because of a bridge...
THE 57-BED Elderwood at Riverside nursing home in East Providence closed in 2022, one of several homes that have shuttered since the COVID-19 pandemic began. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing home law remains in limbo amid uncertainty about fixes

A law enacted three years ago intended to ensure quality care at Rhode Island nursing homes has yet to be enforced, and no one...

Is transparency of open records legislation too taxing for R.I. officials?

An effort afoot to strengthen the state’s 45-year-old Access to Public Records Act has rekindled public debate over what the citizenry has a “right...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Possibility of removing South Water St. bike lanes creates a divide

As state and Providence city officials look to address the continuing impacts of the Washington Bridge closure, a different type of transit infrastructure could...
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