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McKee proposes $12.8B budget that targets housing, COVID recovery

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released a $12.8 billion spending plan for next fiscal year that also seeks to commit over...

McKee to commit over $150M to climate change initiatives in proposed...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that he will be committing more than $150 million that is earmarked for a series of...

McKee: R.I. ‘resilient and full of opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Standing before a masked audience at the Statehouse, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday struck a hopeful tone in promising to push...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE during his State of the State address Tuesday proposed creating a Rhode Island Higher Ed Academy to help Rhode Islanders pursue higher education and training that may not only increase the state’s overall workforce but also put the Ocean State on a path toward long-term economic recovery. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Gov. McKee proposes state higher-ed academy to help build R.I.’s workforce

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee unveiled plans Tuesday for a "higher ed academy" that would enroll more than 1,000 Rhode Islanders during a...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. Board of Directors voted on Friday, Jan. 14, 2021, to start distributing $5,000 grants and provide technical assistance using $32 in federal funds provided to the state through the American Rescue Plan Act. / COURTESY COMMERCE CORP.

R.I. Commerce board approves $5K grants for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said $5,000 grants administered through the RI Rebounds Initiative program will go a long way in helping struggling business,...

Elorza highlights next steps on $2.6M in youth jobs, mentorship, nonviolence...

PROVIDENCE – The city is not wasting time putting the money behind new youth nonviolence, mentorship and job programs to work.  Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is set to vote on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, on the establishment of RI Rebounds Small Business and Impacted Industry Program, and whether to authorize additional funding for project management, program support vendors, technical assistance providers, and outreach and marketing vendors to support the effort. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce board delays consideration of funding to support RI Rebounds

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp.’s board of directors was poised on Monday to put federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to work to help...

Providence council president calls for independent auditor on ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE – Doling out hundreds of millions of dollars of federal relief funds, revising the rules that govern the city and setting new boundaries...

What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may...

After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen...

Elorza outlines spending plan for $124M in city ARPA funds

PROVIDENCE – On the heels of the General Assembly’s approval to spend an initial tranche of federal stimulus dollars, the capital city is following...

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