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R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, on Monday signs new legislation that will ensure in-state tuition rates for Rhode Island students regardless of immigration status. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

McKee signs legislation ensuring in-state college tuition regardless of immigration status

PROVIDENCE – In a ceremony Monday at the Community College of Rhode Island Liston Campus, Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed into law new legislation...

URI says tuition and fee increases are on par with inflation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island says its proposed tuition rate and fee increases for the 2023 fiscal year are related to...

Beatrice hotel celebrates opening

PROVIDENCE – State leaders attended the grand opening for The Beatrice boutique hotel in downtown Providence Tuesday. The 47-room hotel located in the 1887 Exchange...

Maritime logistics company opens offshore-wind hub in CIC Providence

PROVIDENCE – A Florida-based maritime logistics company is the latest in the burgeoning offshore wind industry to set up offices in Providence’s Innovation &...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE said Tuesday that more than $50 million in rental and utility assistance has been distributed to Rhode Islanders in need. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee: More than $50M in rental, utility assistance approved

PROVIDENCE – The state has approved more than $50 million in funding through its RentReliefRI program, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Tuesday. The state program,...

R.I. will try to reassign unvaccinated health state workers

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee said Friday that the administration would try to find new assignments for health care workers employed...

R.I. Commerce board approves $410K in ‘Rebuild’ tax credits for Miniature...

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston-based company was granted a state tax credit to help finance a major expansion of its manufacturing facility, through a program...
RANDALL ROSENBAUM will retire at the end of this year after serving 27 years as the executive director of the R.I. State Council on the Arts. / COURTESY R.I. STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

RISCA leader Rosenbaum to retire at year’s end

PROVIDENCE – Randall Rosenbaum has been in charge of the R.I. State Council on the Arts for nearly three decades and has helped build...

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