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Citizens tax proposal resurrected in waning days of legislative session

PROVIDENCE – Just when you thought it was out for this year, lawmakers showed Citizens Bank leaders they were indeed listening on their request...

Proposal for state to buy Citizens Bank property blocked by House...

PROVIDENCE – A proposal by the administration of Gov. Daniel J. McKee for the state to purchase a vacant East Providence property owned by...

House committee to vet McKee proposals to amend bank tax, purchase...

PROVIDENCE – The House Committee on Finance on Thursday questioned administration officials over two budget amendments proposed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee that if...

Help is not on the way, business owners hurt by Washington...

Harut Matkasyan watches cars back up from the Interstate 195 Washington Bridge to his East Providence restaurant with a growing sense of hopelessness.  The streets...

General Assembly opens 2024 legislative session 

PROVIDENCE – State lawmakers convened on Smith Hill Tuesday to officially start the 2024 legislative session, in which House and Senate leaders delivered opening...

Frustration building over slow pace of ‘Superman’ redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – It has been almost 14 months since state leaders held a celebratory press conference touting a public-private effort they said would transform...

Substitute teacher legislation passes Senate

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Tuesday approved amended versions of legislation that would temporarily suspend the limit on the number of days retired public...

State Senate to hold session at RIC through June, with a...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House and Senate met last week to pass an overdue budget, but each gathered in-person in off-site locations outside...
SPEAKER-NOMINEE K. Joseph Shekarchi announced Tuesday a bipartisan House of Representatives task force to oversee the state's implementation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Shekarchi appoints bipartisan House task force for vaccine distribution

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House of Representatives Speaker-nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, announced Tuesday a bipartisan House task force to oversee the state's implementation of...

R.I. state budget gap shrinks to $114M

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's elected leaders were projecting a budget gap of more than $800 million in May due to the economic shock of...
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