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Will this tax solve R.I.’s affordable-housing problem?

Rhode Island needs more affordable apartments and houses. Most housing experts agree on this. But should state funds for home creation come from luxury...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO touted criminal justice reforms included in her fiscal 2010 budget proposal Monday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget seeks criminal justice reforms

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo highlighted criminal justice reforms included in her proposed fiscal 2021 budget on Monday, at the Minister's Alliance Martin...
GOV GINA M. Raimondo has introduced a $10.2 billion budget proposal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN.

Raimondo proposes real estate tax, state-run recreational marijuana sales in $10.2B...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday released a $10.2 billion budget proposal that would bolster affordable and workforce housing creation through a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget includes a $64 million “green bond,” $35 million of which would go toward projects at state beaches, parks and campgrounds./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget proposal calls for $64M green bond

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to make the largest investment in its state parks and beaches in 35 years under Gov. Gina M....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO addressed a statewide audience in her sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TVGOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO addressed a statewide audience in her sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Raimondo pledges to improve education, housing, small-business environment

PROVIDENCE – Improving affordable housing and public education and addressing climate change are among the top priorities for Rhode Island in 2020, Gov. Gina...
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Strained relations among R.I. leaders ‘not personal’

In 2015, the state budget introduced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sailed through the Rhode Island legislative chambers in what many described as record...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....
COLLISION COURSE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo plans to again introduce a recreational marijuana proposal, in her fiscal 2021 budget plan, despite warnings from House and Senate leaders that they won’t consider it. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Marijuana debate will signal health of Rhode Island’s legislative process

The General Assembly reconvenes on Jan. 7 with a host of potentially contentious issues to address, including a budget deficit, the state lottery contract...

R.I. education strategic plan taking shape

Armed with ideas from a recent “Make It Happen RI” forum, a committee assembled by the Rhode Island Foundation will soon be putting the...

Raimondo planning to introduce recreational marijuana proposal, despite opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she still plans to introduce a proposal in January that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana and...
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