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RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

CRMC vacancies cause problem

A panel of state coastal regulators whose contentious rulings have already drawn objections is facing new criticism, with vacancies leading to a string of...
RHODE ISLAND's gubernatorial hopefuls take part in the Rhode Island Public Expediture Council's forum on Thursday. From left are Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, Gov. Daniel J. McKee, Ashley Kalus, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Helena B. Foulkes and Matt Brown. PBN PHOTO/JACQUELYN VOGHEL

Voters lose out if leading candidates don’t attend debates, observers say

With Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s change of heart and recommitment to participate in Thursday’s gubernatorial forum, he managed to narrowly avoid giving his opponents...
TWO STATE LEGISLATORS have introduced measures in the General Assembly that would allow Rhode Island to enter into agreements with other states that would prevent them from offering "corporate giveaways" to companies so they move across borders. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Legislation on ‘no-poaching’ between states raises questions about enforcement

Two Rhode Island lawmakers are calling for a truce in the economic border war waged with tax incentives with neighboring states, but some authorities...

More candidates take virtual route

From YouTube announcements to Twitter fundraising, Rhode Island political candidates are embracing virtual campaigning with gusto as the 2022 election season gains momentum. That doesn’t...
MEMBERS OF the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 328 hold a one-day strike outside the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth last June to protest what union members said was an unfair labor practice. Federal labor data indicates union membership among Rhode Island's workforce declined in 2021. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Pandemic causing shifts in R.I. union membership

Rhode Island remains one of the most unionized states in the country, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8%...

Legislative proposal stirs up shoreline dispute

A special legislative commission recently reached a consensus on a potential solution to a decadeslong conflict over shoreline access in Rhode Island, but a...
THE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION introduced in the General Assembly on March 1 could bring in $20 million annually in state tax revenue, but supporters say the payoff could be much bigger. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Supporters of legalized cannabis touting the financial benefits

State leaders are banking on $18 million to $20 million in additional tax revenue annually if the recently introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana...

A 2nd try at renewable energy law

After a failed attempt last year, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio is taking another crack at passing legislation that would require Rhode Island to...
SUSAN MOCARSKI, owner and principal designer of Providence-based Cleverhood LLC, is eager to make trips overseas again so the company can better connect with distributors and large retailers in markets where Cleverhood's outerwear is already popular. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

For R.I. business community, in-person trade missions making a comeback

As more countries ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, in-person trade missions are making a return, and some in the Rhode Island business community already have...

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