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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, on Monday signs new legislation that will ensure in-state tuition rates for Rhode Island students regardless of immigration status. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

McKee signs legislation ensuring in-state college tuition regardless of immigration status

PROVIDENCE – In a ceremony Monday at the Community College of Rhode Island Liston Campus, Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed into law new legislation...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE said Tuesday that more than $50 million in rental and utility assistance has been distributed to Rhode Islanders in need. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee: More than $50M in rental, utility assistance approved

PROVIDENCE – The state has approved more than $50 million in funding through its RentReliefRI program, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Tuesday. The state program,...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE on Thursday extended Rhode Island's COVID-19 state of emergency declaration through at least Sept. 1. /AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Sept. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will continue to remain under a state of emergency until early next month, at least. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed Thursday...

KMS Solutions, LLC awarded $21.4 million Support Services contract for Systems...

Middletown, RI – On July 23, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $21.4 million, five-year contract to provide Systems Safety and Reliability and...

Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health have selected six health equity zone teams for the Rhode to Equity program and will receive $775,000 in total funding to address social detriments of health in the state.

EOHHS, RIDOH select six teams for Rhode to Equity initiative

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health jointly announced Tuesday that six teams participating...

R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...
MARIE GHAZAL, CEO of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, said her organization has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on COVID-19-related expenses during the pandemic. She hopes a possible grant from the new vaccine incentive program can give a boost to her organization. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nonprofits eye boost from vaccine incentive program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal has seen COVID-19, and the state's response, from all angles for more than a year. The...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, right, and Lt. Gov. Sabina A. Matos announced Tuesday a new vaccine incentive program that will provide $750,000 in grants to nonprofits based on new vaccines that are administered in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

State’s new vaccine incentive program to provide $750K for nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to further increase vaccinations, state officials announced Tuesday that incentives will be provided to assist the nonprofit community based...

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