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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed legislation that is designed to incentivize defendants in class action lawsuits related to the St. Joseph pension plan to settle. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo signs legislation incentivizing St. Joseph pension plan settlements

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed a bill into law Tuesday that is designed to incentivize the parties in the St. Joseph Health...
TAKING A GAMBLE: A customer reads information inside a betting shop operated by Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc., in London, in July 2015. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is among the state leaders who would like to see Rhode Island legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case this summer that could pave the way for that. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/Chris Ratcliffe

Is sports betting a budget fix?

John Taylor recently led a tour of the new $30 million hotel under construction at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, a project he said...
NICHOLAS D. KETTLE said he will resign from the Rhode Island Senate. Kettle has been chaged with two counts of extortion and one count of video voyeurism. / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Kettle to resign from Senate following its movement to expel him

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Nicholas D. Kettle, R-Coventry, has announced he will resign, just days after Senate leadership moved to expel him from the Senate...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...
KATE BRAMSON has been appointed director of the Senate Policy Office by Dominick J. Ruggerio. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

ProJo reporter Kate Bramson appointed director of R.I. Senate Policy...

PROVIDENCE – Kate Bramson, who recently announced her departure from the Providence Journal, has been named Director of the Senate Policy Office by Dominick...
SEN. WILLIAM J. Conley Jr. (center), D-East Providence, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, center. He listens to testimony related to Pawtucket Red Sox legislation last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox legislation moves forward in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to help finance an $83-$85 million Triple-A baseball stadium for...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks at the 6-10 Interchange project kickoff ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

6-10 Interchange ceremony kicks off project

PROVIDENCE - A ceremony celebrating the beginning of the 6-10 Interchange project took place Monday morning at 1 Magnolia St. in the city. R.I. Department...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox owners share confidential financial details with state officials

PROVIDENCE – After mounting pressure to share more detailed financial statements, Pawtucket Red Sox owners on Wednesday met with state officials to do so...
STEPHEN DEL SESTO testifies before R.I. Superior Court in 2017. He was appointed to usher the St. Joseph Health Services pension plan through receivership. Max Wistow, who was appointed special counsel, sits at right in the background. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Questions continue to surround insolvent St. Joseph pension plan

PROVIDENCE – Barbara A. O’Neil felt angry, heartbroken and duped last month when she heard the pension plan holding her retirement funds had filed...
RECEIVER: Attorney Stephen Del Sesto is the receiver for the St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan, which covers about 2,700 current and former employees of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fatima Hospital pension woes were looming in 2014

When the $86.8 million pension plan that covers current and former employees of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital filed for receivership last month, public...
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