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MEETING THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Daniel J. McKee will be the guest speaker at the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 annual Meeting & Business Expo on Feb. 17 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.  / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee signs $13.6B budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed Rhode Island’s $13.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year on Monday. The spending plan, which was approved...
POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 
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Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...

Revised offshore wind bill leaves utility payment up to state regulators

PROVIDENCE - First it was 2%. Than zero. Now, the financial incentive for Rhode Island’s primary utility company to buy more offshore wind power is...

McKee and R.I. Housing make $60.5M available for building affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. announced Friday the availability of more than $60 million in...

Special commission highlights legislation aimed at addressing state’s affordable housing crisis

PROVIDENCE - A legislative commission tasked with examining affordable housing in Rhode Island highlighted a package of 11 pieces of legislation Thursday aimed at...

Low-cost airline Breeze Airways adds flight to West Coast from T.F....

WARWICK – Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport will have its first flight to the West Coast, as Breeze Airways announced on Tuesday that...

GA bill reignites debate to legalize recreational marijuana in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Democratic legislative leaders say they are intent on passing legislation this year to legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the Ocean State....

Redistricting approved by the General Assembly with incumbent protections

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island General Assembly approved the newly-drawn redistricting maps on Tuesday for the House, Senate, and congressional district borders with the...

Employee housing proposal on state’s radar for consideration by General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – An employee housing proposal birthed by a local manufacturer has caught the attention of Gov. Daniel J. McKee and Rhode Island’s legislative...

Marijuana legislation to be introduced in early March, for possible passage...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi said Tuesday morning that adult-use recreational marijuana could be legalized in Rhode Island during the 2022 legislative...
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