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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed the 2020 state budget, but with criticism of changes to economic development programs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo signs fiscal 2020 budget, sharply criticizes cuts in economic development...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the nearly $10 billion fiscal 2020 state budget Friday, but in her transmission letter to House Speaker...
State Sen. William J. Conley Jr., D-East Providence, left, and state Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, introduced legislation as part of the fiscal 2020 budget that created a small business loan and tax credit program that is designed to help small businesses gain access to capital they could not get previously. The legislation was passed as part of the budget. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Is the Rhode Island Small Business Development Fund approved by the...

At the last minute of its 2019 session, the General Assembly created the Rhode Island Small Business Development Fund to encourage private investment in...

GA failure on energy costs us all

The recently ended legislative session let die two bills passed by the Senate, ones that on their face would seem to make strange bedfellows...

Lawmakers bend rules for Hope Point

Even as the House reduced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s request for incentives to replenish her economic programs, most notably the real estate development program...
GETTING A BOOST: As the 2019 session of the Rhode Island legislature comes to an end, the fiscal 2020 budget includes an expansion of potential incentives for the luxury residential Hope Point tower, to be built ON former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Was the R.I. House correct to raise the limit for tax...

In the last-minute rush to pass a budget for fiscal 2020, the R.I. House of Representatives threw a few curve balls, not the least...
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HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.
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Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...
SLOW BUT SURE: The Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, left, and the public park, center, being built on the former I-195 land in Providence, are early pieces of the creation of a new neighborhood in the heart of Providence.
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Development of I-195 land satisfies some, not others

The grumbling is getting louder.Why is the commission charged with overseeing the I-195 Redevelopment District’s buildout allowing so much housing?Why is the Wexford Science...

St. Anne’s Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Carlos DaCunha...

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito swore in Carlos DaCunha, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at St. Anne’s Credit Union...
PETER MCNALLY will leave his role as executive director of the I-195 Redevelopment Commission to take a position with a real estate investment management firm. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

I-195 Executive Director McNally to step down in June

PROVIDENCE – I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Executive Director Peter McNally is stepping down from his post to take a position with a Denver-headquartered real...
WORCESTER, MASS., city officials are attempting to lure Hasbro away from Pawtucket, proposing a relocation near the soon-to-be-built Pawtucket Red Sox's stadium in Massachusetts. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

WBJ: Worcester officials aiming to lure Hasbro along with PawSox

WORCESTER – Worcester, Mass., city officials are making efforts to lure not only the PawSox out of Pawtucket, but also Hasbro Inc., the Worcester...
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