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McKee budget proposes $5M for small-business energy upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Robert “Rocky” Kempenaar, a commercial developer who operates four hotels on Aquidneck Island and is in the approval process for a mixed-use development...

McKee to propose cuts to sales tax, other levies in budget...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday said his administration will propose several broad-based tax cuts in his fiscal 2024 budget, as well...

House Speaker Shekarchi’s legislative priorities include affordable housing, bioscience initiative

PROVIDENCE – With the 2023-24 legislative session just around the corner, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi on Tuesday offered a preview of his legislative...
HOUSE SPEAKER K. Joseph Shekarchi, left, speaks on Wednesday at the Rhode Island Foundation about ways to boost the state's biotech and life sciences sector. Seated next to Shekarchi are, from left, Bob Coughlin and Travis McCready of JLL, Inc. PBN PHOTO/CHRIS ALLEN

Shekarchi backs new agency to boost biotech and life sciences

PROVIDENCE – On the heels of a newly released report looking at creating a more-thriving life sciences and biotechnology sector in the state, House...

Critics say state funding for electric bills isn’t enough

PROVIDENCE – Faced with historic winter electric rate hikes, state officials stepped in with nearly $36 million in funding to soften the blow. While the...

House leadership kills contested ‘advanced recycling’ bill

PROVIDENCE – A contested bill that would have eased regulations for high-heat plastic recycling plants will not make it beyond the Senate this year. House...

Proposed tax relief plan ends R.I. car levy earlier

PROVIDENCE – The much-maligned state car tax is on track to disappear within a matter of weeks as part of a set of state...

State leaders agree to invest $119M to aid small bizs, human...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday announced that $119 million in federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act will be spent...
BALLY'S CORP. CASINO EXECUTIVES and state officials, including Gov. Daniel J. McKee, center, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, left, gathered on Thursday afternoon outside the casino to celebrate the rebranding and to mark the start of a $100 million expansion project at the Twin River casino and hotel in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Twin River marks rebrand to Bally’s, start of $100M expansion

LINCOLN – What’s been known as Twin River Casino Hotel since 2007 is now called Bally’s Twin River Casino Lincoln. Casino executives from Bally’s Corp....
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