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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...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
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Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza announced an Urban Innovation Partnership, a coalition between the city and "anchor institutions," to focus on the development of the city's two innovation districts and to focus on implementing a"smart city" plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO / STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence announces creation of Urban Innovation Partnership

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday the creation of an Urban Innovation Partnership between the city and “anchor institutions” located in Providence.The...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday a plan to help Rhode Islanders in recovery land jobs and skills training opportunities through a $4 million, federally-funded initiative. Rhode Island College President Frank D. Sanchez, left, will co-chair an ad-hoc committee to generate guidelines which local businesses can follow to be known as "recovery friendly." / COURTESY

New initiative to match Rhode Islanders in recovery with jobs

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to reach Rhode Islanders in recovery and match them with open jobs and skills training opportunities, on Wednesday, Gov....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, right and Rhode Island College President Frank SáncheZ, left. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC unveils Gaige Hall renovations

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island College unveiled completed renovations to its Gaige Hall Tuesday morning to a crowd of college students and staff as well...
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