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R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...
THE R.I. SENATE approved legislation Tuesday that would pave the way for the state's 20-year lottery agreement with International Game Technology PLC and Bally's Corp. / PBN PHOTO BY CASSIUS SHUMAN

GA approves 20-year IGT/Bally’s lottery agreement

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Tuesday voted, 28-5, to approve the IGT/Bally's Corp. agreement for a 20-year deal to run state-sponsored gambling services. Passage of...
JACKS OF ALL TRADES: Because Rhode Island’s General Assembly serves part time, the 75 representatives and 38 senators make their living in a variety of other ways, including as lawyers, teachers, bankers, public employees and health care workers. Fifteen are retirees. The “other” category includes two stay-at-home parents, two farmers, a carpenter, a landscaper, a law student and a Ph.D. student. Four citizen legislators are featured on Pages 14 and 15. / SOURCE: R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIALS  /  ILLUSTRATION: PBN/ANNE EWING

DOUBLE DUTY: Should R.I.’s citizen legislature become a full-time body?

Every year, Rhode Island’s 113-member citizen legislature has plenty to pack into a six-month session. This year has been no different. Major issues debated include...
ON THE FENCE: Sen. Kendra Anderson, D-Warwick, is a freshman lawmaker and school teacher who loves all the research she needs to do on legislation. But she also thinks part-time lawmakers could do a better job if they had more time.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is a part-time General Assembly still right for Rhode Island?

As anyone who has witnessed the mad scramble of legislative activity at the end of each year’s General Assembly session can attest, it is...

RIAC not implementing proposed airport parking fee this summer

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Airport Corp. on Thursday said it will delay implementing a fee-based parking program it is developing for the Block...

Facing pressure from business community, municipal leaders eager to end emergency...

PROVIDENCE – One year after former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo declared a state of disaster emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, some have grown weary...

Legislators paint grim picture of economy, need for federal aid

PROVIDENCE – A tax hike and cuts to services and programs could be on the table if Rhode Island does not receive federal aid...

House Republicans ask Raimondo for timeline on leaving office

PROVIDENCE – House Republicans are calling on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to set a specific date for transferring power to Lt. Gov. Daniel J....
DOWN TO BUSINESS: The House Committee on Finance’s Subcommittee on Human Services holds a meeting at the Statehouse in December to get an update on overspending at the R.I. Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the R.I. Office of Veterans Services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Budget deficit, lottery contract, minimum wage among controversial issues facing General...

As Rhode Island lawmakers return for the 2020 legislative session on Jan. 7, some of the most pressing questions they’re expected to face this...
CHRISTIANSEN CAPITAL ADVISORS has been awarded a contract to review the proposed IGT lottery contract being reviewed by the R.I. General Assembly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

GA hires firm to review proposed IGT lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC has been contracted by the R.I. House of Representatives to conduct an independent review of International Game Technology...

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