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Newport seeks GA support to raise taxes, fees for tourists

NEWPORT – The City Council recently approved several requests for enabling legislation from the General Assembly to allow the city to raise fees and...

Pension advisory group outlines various reform options in final report

PROVIDENCE – Full or partial cost-of-living adjustment restorations, decreased retirement ages and caps on early retirement penalties are all on the table for consideration,...
LEGISLATION has been filed in both chambers of the General Assembly that would extend paid family leave from six to 12 weeks, but some business groups have raised concerns. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. business groups worry about effects of extending paid family...

While there is widespread support for bills in the General Assembly that would double the amount of paid family leave offered in Rhode Island...
THE PRESCRIPTION? Kerry LaPlante, dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, says pharmacists are underutilized in the health care system and should be allowed to play a bigger part. 
PBN PHOTO/E­LIZABETH ­GRAHAM

R.I. pharmacists looking for a bigger role in care

Pharmacist Ginger Lemay noticed something was off when one of her regular customers approached the counter several weeks ago at the chain pharmacy where...

Outdoor Dining Act clears General Assembly, awaits McKee’s signature

PROVIDENCE – A bill making outdoor dining permanent is heading to the desk of Gov. Daniel J. McKee after being approved by the General...

URI trustees to consider 3.5% tuition hike for both R.I. and...

Tuition at the University of Rhode Island would increase 3.5% for both in-state and out-of-state students in the next academic year under a proposal...

Voters usually say yes to bond issues. Are local, state officials...

It’s not a great time to borrow.  Talk to anyone who recently took out a mortgage or a car loan, now paying interest rates not...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha is suing a Rhode Island car dealership for alleged deceptive sales and advertising practices and violation of the state’s consumer protection law. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Neronha accuses car dealership of deceiving customers, deceptive sales practices

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is suing a Rhode Island car dealership for alleged deceptive sales and advertising practices and violation of the state’s consumer...

Does Rhode Island need an independent inspector general to oversee state...

Republicans have long called for an independent agency to oversee state programs and government, but the proposals have never gone far in the Democrat-controlled...

Sales tax cut discussion on hold

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is still trying to provide tax relief to state business and residents even though he failed to reduce...
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