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Sales tax cut discussion on hold

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is still trying to provide tax relief to state business and residents even though he failed to reduce...

McKee’s FY25 budget proposal prioritizes housing development, education and health care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released his $13.68 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that prioritizes housing development and...

General Assembly opens 2024 legislative session 

PROVIDENCE – State lawmakers convened on Smith Hill Tuesday to officially start the 2024 legislative session, in which House and Senate leaders delivered opening...

Under pressure to meet Jan. 1 deadline, town planners had a...

Since last summer, Warwick Planning Director Tom Kravitz has been racing against the clock. That’s why on a recent day he locked himself in...

Minimum wage hike among new laws Jan. 1

PROVIDENCE – A minimum wage hike and a ban on single-use plastic bags are among a host of new laws previously passed by the...

Shekarchi plans more housing legislation in 2024

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi will again make housing production one of his top priorities when the 2024 legislative session begins on...
HANDING OFF: Neil D. ­Steinberg has been CEO and president 
of the Rhode Island Foundation since 2008, but he’s ready 
to step down at the end of May. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Steinberg picked to lead Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub board

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub is one step closer to becoming a reality after Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Friday he...

State officials announce picks for cannabis advisory board

PROVIDENCE –  State leaders charged with appointing the 11 voting members of the Cannabis Advisory Board, which will advise the recently created Cannabis Control...

McKee signs record $14B state budget for FY 2024

PROVIDENCE – Flanked by state officials and a birthday cake gifted by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Friday signed...

Key House panel OKs $14B budget plan that drops proposed sales...

PROVIDENCE – The House Finance Committee on Friday quickly approved a record $14 billion state budget for next fiscal year that includes millions of...
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