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Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden's administration is beginning to make $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities – a tenfold increase...

Paid leave proposal aids workers, employers

The Biden administration is proposing a massive expansion of federal benefits through a 10-year, $1.8 trillion package that includes new spending on child care,...

What’s in a legislative bill’s name? Confusion usually

President Joe Biden caught flak a few weeks ago when he released his infrastructure plan and named it the American Jobs Plan. Republicans said he...

U.S. will share AstraZeneca vaccines with world

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States will begin sharing its entire pipeline of vaccines from AstraZeneca once the COVID-19 vaccine clears federal safety reviews,...

Biden administration makes pitch for higher business taxes

The Biden administration is drilling down on the argument that higher corporate tax rates would ultimately help an ailing economy, saying the resulting infrastructure...

Federal eviction moratorium extended 90 days

PROVIDENCE – Housing advocates are evaluating how the 90-day extension of the federal eviction moratorium will impact residential tenants in Rhode Island. On March 30,...

Biden boosts offshore wind energy, wants to power 10M homes

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, announcing progress on a...

Economically, COVID-19 checks are questionable

The $1,400 direct checks to people are the most expensive and perhaps most popular part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed by...

Rhode Island needs more vaccine supply to reach Biden’s goal

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island may not be able to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of making all adults eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine...

Federal relief package to mean lower bills for HSRI customers

EAST PROVIDENCE – Thanks to a COVID-19 relief package signed by President Joe Biden, most HealthSource RI customers can expect to pay less for...

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