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R.I. Foundation unveils 10-year plan, $1M commitment to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Within the last two years, Rhode Island has started making the long journey to repair the public education system in the state. In...
HOUSE SPEAKER NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO, pictured during a legislative session in 2019, and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio answered questions at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative luncheon on Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

Mattiello: Perennial deficit ‘not an appropriate way to run a government’

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello told business leaders Wednesday that he doesn’t object to many of the economic and educational initiatives contained...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....
THE HOUSE FINANCE committee has introduced a budget proposal that included about $10 billion in state spending. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


House budget of $10B tosses new taxes, spending sought by governor

PROVIDENCE — The House finance committee late Friday approved a nearly $10 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that rejects many of...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Senate approves mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill allowing mobile sports betting through Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton. “The new in-person Sportsbook...

Steven Frias announces run for House District 15, bid to unseat...

CRANSTON – Republican Attorney Steven Frias will run again for state Representative in District 15, setting up another match with incumbent House Speaker Nicholas...
The General Assembly has authorized a bill that would clear the way for a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Pawtucket./ PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

GA approves Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark financing plan

(Updated at 10:41 a.m. with Senate vote) PROVIDENCE — The Senate late Friday gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox...
The House Finance Committee on Friday recommended a $9.6 billion spending plan in a late-night session./PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

House Finance Committee approves $9.6B state budget that authorizes sports gambling

PROVIDENCE — The House Finance Committee late Friday voted to recommend a $9.6 billion budget proposal that will provide relief to drivers paying the...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, is seen in his office at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello says PawSox need to hold public meetings, then revise stadium...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, speaking before an audience of state business and labor leaders, said Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox need...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks to reporters Wednesday about the state budget impasse./PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Raimondo: legislative leaders need to resolve differences, pass a budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday legislative leaders need to reconcile their differences on the state’s fiscal 2018 budget, and present a...
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