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THE RHODE ISLAND PROMISE program offered to Rhode Island students at the Community College of Rhode Island is set to expire in September, however House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio filed legislation Friday to make the program permanent. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Shekarchi, Ruggerio file legislation to make R.I. Promise program permanent

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s top members in the General Assembly have introduced legislation Friday to make the Rhode Island Promise program at the Community...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION will no longer hold back required second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, practically doubling supply and said that states should immediately start vaccinating other groups lower down the priority scale, including people age 65 and older, and younger people with certain health problems. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Do you agree with the decision not to include teachers as...

Groups representing teachers and other education professionals were among those lobbying for priority consideration in the next phase of the state's COVID-19 vaccine distribution...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO is introduced as President Joe Biden's commerce secretary nominee in a screenshot of the event earlier this month.

Has Raimondo’s blueprint worked for R.I.?

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says the economic-development initiatives her administration has enacted in Rhode Island will serve as a blueprint for the...

McKee: Future of R.I. Commerce chief uncertain

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the incoming governor, indicated on Tuesday that while he supports R.I. Commerce Corp.'s pre-pandemic efforts to attract...
RADIO SILENCE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speaks in Delaware on Jan. 8 to accept her nomination as United States secretary of commerce. She’s spoken publicly in Rhode Island once since Dec. 22 and has not taken questions from the media since then. / SCREENSHOT OF BIDEN CABINET NOMINATONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Gov. Raimondo falling short of her own leadership standards

Since the earliest days of the pandemic, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has shown consistent leadership in tackling the twin public health and economic crises...

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....

McKee open to easing restrictions on businesses

WARWICK – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee said during a press conference on Thursday that as governor he will be open to easing COVID-19...

McKee hopes to get priorities into state budget plan

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee is hoping there's time to get some of his priorities into the fiscal 2022 state budget plan...

R.I. small-business community optimistic for McKee leadership

PROVIDENCE – While the national spotlight now shines on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her nomination as U.S. Commerce secretary, it’s Lt. Gov. Daniel...
THE REACTION TO Gov. Gina M. Raimondo being selected as President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of commerce has been mostly positive. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo’s Cabinet appointment garners mostly positive reaction from local leaders

PROVIDENCE – Elected and politically tied officials, company executives and nonprofit leaders on Friday offered both congratulations and criticism to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

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