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New R.I. law expands support for overdose, mental health patients

PROVIDENCE – Patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for an overdose or mental health emergency may now receive further support after their discharge, thanks to...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...

Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...
CONCERNED AGENT: Ernest Shaghalian Jr., owner of Alpine Insurance Agency in Cranston, talks with Mary-Margaret Trigo, client-services representative. Shaghalian is concerned owners aren’t currently covered by insurance when their cars are used for ride-hailing purposes in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Car owners not covered by Uber insurance policy in R.I.

The debate about how to regulate popular ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft, isn’t over in Rhode Island, as gaps in coverage are raising...

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