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Brown University receives $87.2M in state bonds for new Brook Street...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University said it’s completing three construction projects, including a new 125,000-square-foot dormitory on Brook Street, with the help of $87.2 million...

Economic Progress Institute touts key wins in R.I. FY 2023 budget

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s $13.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget makes some substantial investments in both the state and its residents, while leaving on...

Progress on MBE contracting limited without enforcement

This year’s General Assembly session ended without changes to the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program, despite a $500,000 study that identified a host of...
WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...
POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

Are you satisfied with compromise legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use in...

Two key General Assembly committees on May 18 quickly approved legislation to legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana by adults in Rhode...

CRMC vacancies cause problem

A panel of state coastal regulators whose contentious rulings have already drawn objections is facing new criticism, with vacancies leading to a string of...
KEEPING WATCH: Levi Tracy, part of the grow staff at medical marijuana cultivator Hangar 420 in Warwick, tends the near-harvest plants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Budding medical marijuana cultivator has high expectations for expansion

A marijuana company called Hangar 420 recently landed in Rhode Island, bringing with it a cargo of rare strains such as “Do Si Sherbert”...

Do you believe state leaders are finally on the right path...

A House commission on March 10 unveiled an 11-bill package designed to take additional steps to address the state's affordable housing crisis. The legislation call...

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