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RHODE ISLAND House Democrats met Thursday night for a caucus meeting to overwhelmingly back Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi to take over as Speaker. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

R.I. House Dems pave way for Shekarchi to speakership

WARWICK – Just a day after House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded to Republican challenger Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in his reelection bid, House Democrats gathered Thursday night at the Crowne...
VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you feel good about the direction of the state and...

Record numbers of voters locally and nationally cast ballots in the Nov. 3 elections, leading to a hotly contested presidential election and a host...

Embrace the change in House

Change is coming to the General Assembly and our advice to all of House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s supporters and detractors is simple: Embrace...
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello

AP: Biden takes R.I.; House Speaker Mattiello ousted

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A statewide referendum that would shorten Rhode Island’s official name and the Democratic House speaker’s tight race for reelection were dominating...

R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much...

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...
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