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Should the General Assembly ban assault-style weapons in Rhode Island this...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Jan. 31 joined a host of state leaders in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons in Rhode Island. McKee, Lt....

Pryor named new R.I. housing secretary as part of department leadership...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s former commerce secretary will now shift his attention to housing at the request of Gov. Daniel J. McKee. The governor’s office...

Saal resigns as R.I.’s secretary of housing

PROVIDENCE – After facing months of public scrutiny and criticism from top lawmakers over his leadership of the state’s Department of Housing, Josh Saal,...
RETURN TO THE ROSTRUM: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio takes his place at the front of the Senate chambers on Jan. 3, the first day of the 2023 General Assembly session. It’s a position Ruggerio has held since 2017. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Surplus of question marks: Decisions on tax cuts, housing policies, education...

No one would blame the General Assembly leadership if it breathed a little easier in the 2023 legislative session. After all, the top Democratic leaders...

Editor’s Choice: Shekarchi to speak at NRI Chamber event

Shekarchi to speak at NRI Chamber event THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Eggs & Issues Breakfast event, hosted by...

Quonset Business Park growth celebrated

NORTH KINGSTOWN – State leaders on Monday joined Quonset Development Corp. to celebrate Quonset Business Park employing more than 13,000 workers.  “Quonset is one of...

McKee administration formally appeals ruling against truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's administration on Wednesday filed a formal notice that it is appealing a federal judge's order to shut down...

McKee announces $20M grant program to address housing, hunger, behavioral health

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee along with state officials Thursday announced a new $20 million grant program through the Rhode Island Foundation that...
SHANNON GILKEY, R.I. postsecondary commissioner, says he's optimistic that the state can still close workforce gaps despite the proposed 'higher ed academy' not making it into this year's fiscal budget. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite no higher ed academy, Gilkey optimistic in state closing workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Optimism remains with the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner on the state addressing workforce shortages and helping residents achieve an education despite...
WITH CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM looking to make a merger or acquisition deal, new legislation approved by the General Assembly adds new rules in order for such a transaction to be approved. Pictured is Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Will R.I. legislation on hospital mergers, acquisitions scare off suitors?

The state review process for buying or selling hospitals in Rhode Island is going to get tougher under newly approved legislation. Meanwhile, one of the...
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