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New R.I. law expands support for overdose, mental health patients

PROVIDENCE – Patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for an overdose or mental health emergency may now receive further support after their discharge, thanks to...
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 passes law allowing workers to bid for biz following mass...

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to notify workers of their opportunity to organize a cooperative and make a bid to buy...

Municipalities aim to prevent and respond to overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-four Rhode Island municipalities have developed plans meant to prevent and respond to overdoses at a local level, state officials say.Created to...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...
SPORTSBOOK: Guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The casino’s sports-betting venue opened in late November and, together with the sportsbook at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which opened a week later, generated nearly $624,000 through March.  
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Delays, misjudgment hamper R.I. take from sports betting

Sports gambling is still projected as a strong revenue source for Rhode Island, but not an annual fix for whatever ails the state budget.A...
PILOT PROJECT: The R.I. Department of Transportation has partnered with May Mobility, a Michigan manufacturer of electrical, self-driving vehicles, to launch the Little Roady autonomous vehicle pilot project in Providence. The vehicle is pictured in front of The Cheesecake Factory at the Providence Place mall.
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Little Roady test of autonomous travel

A $1.2 million state project is testing what some might view as a radical concept: Using autonomous vehicles – which can operate without human...

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...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen | Director, R.I. Department of Labor and Training1. What’s the biggest success you’ve had since taking the reins at the DLT...
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