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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...

A 2nd try at renewable energy law

After a failed attempt last year, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio is taking another crack at passing legislation that would require Rhode Island to...

ARPA funding, education and employer needs among priorities at legislative forum

PROVIDENCE – Universal preschool, meeting business and workforce needs, and how Rhode Island should respond to other pandemic and climate change challenges were highlighted...
THE R.I. OFFICE OF REVENUE ANALYSIS, part of the R.I. Department of Revenue, last month issued a report asking state legislators to address flaws in the Jobs Development Act tax incentive program. PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Legislators slow to address tax incentive program deemed ineffective

An R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis report critical of a 28-year-old tax incentive program intended to create jobs hasn’t exactly inspired legislators to move...
MEETING THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Daniel J. McKee will be the guest speaker at the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 annual Meeting & Business Expo on Feb. 17 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.  / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Editor’s Choice: Gov. McKee to speak at EG Chamber expo

EDITOR’S CHOICE Gov. McKee to speak at EG Chamber expo GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE will be the featured guest speaker at the East Greenwich Chamber...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE and state leaders announced Wednesday that the state is making $12 million available for grant opportunities to fund creation of affordable and supportive housing. Pictured is the R.I. Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

R.I. announces $12M in ARPA funds for housing grants

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and state leaders announced Wednesday that the state is making $12 million available for grant opportunities to fund...

R.I.’s ban on happy hours questioned

After nearly three decades devoid of after-work drink specials, a push to legalize happy hour in Rhode Island is brewing again. Rep. Karen Alzate, D-Pawtucket,...
Rep. James R. Langevin | D-R.I.
Rep. Jim Langevin has been in the U.S. House since 2001, after serving as Rhode Island secretary of state. He’s recognized as a leader on national security, workforce training and development, and cybersecurity. He serves on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees and co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus and the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, which he co-founded. / COURTESY U.S. REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Langevin: ACA passage was ‘a personal fight’

PROVIDENCE – Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understands the life-changing effects of health care firsthand. The Democratic congressman who has represented the state’s 2nd District...
U.S. REP. JIM LANGEVIN, D-R.I., who has served in Congress for more than two decades, will not seek re-election this November. / COURTESY U.S. REP. JIM LANGEVIN

U.S. Rep. Langevin will not seek reelection

PROVIDENCE – Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., who became the first quadriplegic to be elected to Congress more than two decades ago, announced Tuesday...
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