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R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about Pawtucket's future following the issuance of a RFP for the redevelopment of McCoy Stadium and other sites in the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Area. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Following McCoy/Downtown RFP, Pryor optimistic about Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about the future of downtown Pawtucket following the issuance of...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation helps fund 2020 Census count outreach and education

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island, the...

Five Questions With Frank D. Sanchez

Frank D. Sanchez | President, Rhode Island College1. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed expanding the Rhode Island Promise program to RIC. How important...

Raimondo signs legislation to allow mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed legislation that will allow mobile sports betting through the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and...
JOB KILLER? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a call by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to raise the state's minimum wage in 2020 to $11.10 per hour. Many businesses feel that it will lead to less hiring if it is put in place. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Should the General Assembly follow Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s lead and...

After going up for a second consecutive year to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2019, there is talk about adding another 60...
WORK HAS BEGUN on the Gotham Greens greenhouse facility in Providence. Above is a rendering of the project. / COURTESY GOTHAM GREENS

Gotham Greens previews Providence greenhouse facility

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza welcomed a 110,000-square-foot greenhouse farm at 555 Harris Ave. for Gotham Greens Holdings...

Commerce board approves 3 innovation vouchers, tax incentives

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors voted to approve three innovation vouchers Tuesday evening, each for a value of $50,000.The award...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Former Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah A. Gist was greeted as a change agent before she left the position after six years on the job, many of them under fire from entrenched interests in the state’s education ­community.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The more things change, the more they remain the same

“I have been greatly impressed by energy and passion for reforming and improving education,” said the state Board of Regents chairman.“She is a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has renewed the state's contract with Deloitte Consulting through June 2021. The deal includes a $50 million payment from Deloitte, discounted services and includes an agreement for the state not to sue Deloitte for past performance. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have renewed the contract with Deloitte...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo reversed herself on March 15 when she announced that the state has extended its contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP to...
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