Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...

Empty seats on Quonset Express

Have you ever been on a bus with nobody on it? It was a lot like that when the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority...
A BILL INTRODUCED by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, that would give greater power to the state to direct projects on state-owned land, will now move to the Senate for a vote. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...

Public in the middle on merger dispute

Updated at 9:41 a.m., April 12The state hasn’t even begun its formal review of the proposed merger between Care New England Health System and...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...

Businesses seek study of minimum wage hike

Rhode Island again is considering an increase in the minimum wage to stay competitive with surrounding states, including Massachusetts.Among New England states, only Connecticut...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...

Does arbitration favor firefighters?

A study released in December found Rhode Island’s spending for fire protection remains the highest of any state in the nation.It’s been that way...
Rep. Joseph Shekarchi, the House Majority Leader, is the chief sponsor of legislation that would allow small businesses in Rhode Island to reduce their federal tax liability.  / Courtesy Rhode Island General Assembly.

Biz owners gain from tax-shift bill

A Warwick accountant, conducting research for a client’s business tax return, found a new Connecticut law that helps business taxpayers avoid a personal $10,000...

City again eyes water-system lease

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again. That’s what Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is doing with...
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