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McKee’s FY25 budget proposal prioritizes housing development, education and health care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released his $13.68 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that prioritizes housing development and...

What should be state lawmakers’ top budget priority this year?

State lawmakers opened the 2024 legislative session on Jan. 2 with warnings any budget surplus at the end of the year will be much...
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House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 
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Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...

General Assembly opens 2024 legislative session 

PROVIDENCE – State lawmakers convened on Smith Hill Tuesday to officially start the 2024 legislative session, in which House and Senate leaders delivered opening...

McKee prioritizes tax cuts, education in $13.8B budget for fiscal 2024

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released a $13.75 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year, an increase of $148.6 million...

McKee scales back proposed cabinet salary increases

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday scaled back proposed pay hikes of up to 43% for his cabinet members, claiming a misunderstanding...

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...

Cities, towns irked by lack of aid, withholding of revenue

As government coffers shrink, financial tensions between Rhode Island municipal and state leaders are growing. The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns recently criticized...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has transmitted bills into law related to continuing contracts and firefighter overtime. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo enacts continuing contracts and firefighter overtime bills

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made two pieces of controversial legislation law Tuesday morning, one with her signature, the other without, the governor’s...
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