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LONG VIEW: Gov. Daniel J. McKee and other state Democratic leaders are focusing on long-term projects for the state’s $1.1 billion share of new federal pandemic aid. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Federal pandemic aid can help now and the long term

While Rhode Island state leaders are focused on hoarding an estimated $1.1 billion in new federal pandemic aid, a different political dynamic is playing...
John J. Igliozzi Jr. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Five Questions With: John J. Igliozzi Jr.

John J. Igliozzi Jr. | President, Providence City Council 1. What are your top priorities as council president? Priority No. 1 is stabilizing our...

Key House panel approves $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The House Committee on Finance approved a $13.1 billion budget for fiscal 2022 late Thursday night that creates a business tax on...

Survey: R.I. voters want federal aid used on small businesses, education

PROVIDENCE – A public-opinion survey of Rhode Island registered voters conducted by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University found that a...

How should the state spend an anticipated $1.1 billion in new...

Under the federal American Rescue Plan signed into law in March, Rhode Island is expected to see $1.78 billion in new pandemic aid. State leaders...
SHOT IN THE ARM: Moises Fortes of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. The organization will receive $4 million from the American Rescue Plan to help keep services going. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. health centers get crucial cash injection

Karen Mazzola had tears in her eyes when she administered Thundermist Health Center’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot late last year. “I was just overwhelmed with...

Develop a vision for ARP aid

The state is expecting $1.1 billion in new federal pandemic relief, just over a year after receiving – and finally spending – $1.25 billion....

R.I. names new COVID-19 stimulus director

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration has hired a new director to oversee the state’s disbursement of federal COVID-19 stimulus funds. Dorothy Z. Pascale,...

R.I. Commerce establishing small-business-assistance grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is establishing a small-business-assistance grant program to serve as infrastructure for distributing up to $5,000 grants to Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND and its cities and towns are slated to receive $1.78 billion in funding from the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Wednesday. /AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

Rhode Island to get $1.78B in new federal pandemic aid

PROVIDENCE – The state and its cities and towns will receive a combined $1.78 billion in federal funding from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief...

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