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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan...

McKee wants the state to use 10% of its ARPA funds...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said he wants the state to use 10% of the $1.1 billion allocated from the American Rescue Plan...

Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers...

Is R.I. Small Business Development Fund too restrictive?

Two years have passed since lawmakers approved a controversial program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing money in local companies, but...

Loan fund needs more support

Two years after lawmakers approved a new program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing in local companies, the fund has only...

R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis: Film tax credit program rife with...

PROVIDENCE – Not only is the state losing money on its motion picture tax credit program, but a majority of the companies that get...
FILMING FOR "VAULT," a movie about the 1975 Bonded Vault heist, took place in downtown Providence in 2018. The film was released the following year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Is expanding the R.I. film tax credit program worth it?

Rhode Island lawmakers are hoping that increased funding for the state’s motion picture tax credit program will be the lure needed to reel in...
STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. Senate passes pay equity bill

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate on Thursday approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by a vote of 33-4, with one member...

When will recreational cannabis be legalized?

While Rhode Island leaders say they want to legalize recreational marijuana and reap the revenue-generating benefits – particularly with neighboring states already taking those...

Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...

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