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Decision on Citizens issue will keep commerce flowing

To the Editor: On June 18, I had the opportunity to listen to Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions, talk about how...

Lawmakers propose legislation to protect image likeness rights for college athletes

PROVIDENCE – A pair of state lawmakers introduced legislation in the R.I. General Assembly that would allow collegiate athletes to personally profit from the...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has proposed cutting the state's 7% sales tax to 6.85%, but not everybody's excited by the idea. / COURTESY GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S OFFICE

McKee’s sales tax cut too small to matter much, some observers...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to cut the state's sales tax from 7% to 6.85% is getting a tepid reception from policy analysts and...

R.I. Senate approves bill protecting against financial exploitation of seniors

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has passed legislation aimed at preventing financial exploitation of seniors, according to a news release. The bill, approved by a...
Joseph J. Solomon Jr.

Solomon receives Golden Paw Award from Animal Rescue Rhode Island

REP. JOSEPH J. SOLOMON JR., D-Warwick, has received the Golden Paw Award from Animal Rescue Rhode Island in South Kingstown. The annual award is...
JEFF WATTS, plant engineer at Rogers High School in Newport, examines a problem area at the school, outside the gymnasium, where water has delaminated the wall. Newport voters on Tuesday approved a $106.3 million school bond measure, where most of the funds will be used to build a new Rogers High School. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

School bond measures OK’d in 5 R.I. communities

PROVIDENCE – Voters in five cities and towns across Rhode Island overwhelmingly approved Tuesday new school bond measures to allocate funds for school repairs,...
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP is closing all of its shopping properties, including North Attleborough-based Emerald Square Mall, pictured, until March 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY EMERALD SQUARE MALL

Emerald Square Mall, Warwick Mall’s common area to close due to...

PROVIDENCE – Multiple local shopping malls are either being ordered to close or have their common areas clear of people in the wake of...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
SEN. WILLIAM CONLEY, pictured wearing a gray suite, was a key proponent for creating a Small Business Development Fund as part of the fiscal 2020 state budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

General Assembly approves its own business incentive program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers have inserted a new business incentive program into the state budget that would create a fund for private capital...
SETH MAGAZINER, Rhode Island general treasurer, was one of 15 millennial-age elected officials in the Ocean State to write a letter to federal lawmakers, urging the rejection of the Congressional Republicans’ tax-cutting legislation known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. millennial lawmakers oppose congressional tax-cutting bill

PROVIDENCE – A host of millennial-age elected officials last week wrote a letter to federal lawmakers, urging the rejection of the congressional Republicans’ tax-cutting...
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