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A GOOD BET? TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is challenging the contract that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly reached with International Game Technology that ties the company and 1,100 jobs to Rhode Island until 2043 while providing the technology that is used by all channels of gaming overseen by the R.I. Lottery. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Is the 20-year extension of IGT’s contract to provide technology to...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and leaders of the General Assembly announced a proposal to extend International Game Technology PLC’s contract to provide technology...
THE PROPOSED IGT CONTRACT extension to run the Rhode Island lottery would allow the company to count qualifying contractors as full time equivalent employees. Currently, the contract does not count contractors.

IGT, governor contest depiction of proposed contract

PROVIDENCE – In response to continuing questions surrounding the proposed extension of International Game Technology PLC’s contract with the state to supply technology and...
THE R.I. ETHICS COMMISSION has voted to authorize an investigation into allegations that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's actions related to the IGT contract extension would benefit Donald Sweitzer, her alleged business associate./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ethics Commission votes to investigate one of two complaints

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Ethics Commission, following its initial review of a complaint filed against Gov. Gina M. Raimondo under two provisions of the...
THE PROVIDENCE RIVER Pedestrian Bridge officially opened Friday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opens

PROVIDENCE – The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opened officially Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The $21.9 million project took more than a decade to come...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...
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Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...

Raimondo renews call for tougher gun laws

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Aug. 5 renewed calls for tougher gun laws in the state, following mass shootings in Texas and...

Is the smallest state in the union easily influenced by small...

One of the good things about Rhode Island’s small size is the ease of making connections. Things can get done in the blink of...
LAURA S. OLTON has withdrawn her name for consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Olton withdraws from consideration to head the PUC

PROVIDENCE – Laura S. Olton has withdrawn her name from consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office confirmed...
CARE NEW ENGLAND, which includes Kent Hospital, posted operating income of $7.4 million in fiscal 2019's third quarter. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

CNE posts $7.4M fiscal Q3 profit

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System announced fiscal third-quarter operating income of $7.4 million, a gain of $6.5 million from the same 2018...
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