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Common sense on gun control the only right choice this year

State leaders deserve credit for dismissing legal threats of gun rights activists and passing new gun control laws in the wake of another wave...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring 100% renewable electricity sales by 2033

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has for the second year in a row passed legislation mandating the state reach 100% renewable electricity within the...

R.I. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to ban single-use plastic bags statewide has again cleared the Senate, though House support remains uncertain. The bag ban legislation sponsored...
LOOKING FOR IMMUNITY: David Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, says employers should be protected from COVID-19-related lawsuits if they’re following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. companies push for COVID-19 liability protection

If an employee gets sick with the novel coronavirus, should they be allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim or a lawsuit against their...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...

Candidates don’t need to spend a lot to win in R.I.,...

Gubernatorial candidates don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to win votes in the nation’s smallest state. But money matters in elections...

State leaders must lead on PawSox proposal

The state Senate’s scheduling of fall public hearings on a proposal for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox is a step toward...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick. The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick. The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
DOMINICK J. RUGGERIO / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Dominick Ruggerio

1. What are some things the state could do, quickly, that would make Rhode Island friendlier for business? Improving the business climate in Rhode Island...
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