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URI president Parlange to speak at Chamber’s Economic Outlook Forum

PROVIDENCE – Marc B. Parlange, the new University of Rhode Island president, will speak during the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook...

Tourists fuming over lack of rides

Ride-sharing services operating in Newport that decimated traditional taxi companies in recent years are now leaving tourists and residents waiting at the curb for...

Elorza announces working group to consider long-term Providence pension solutions

PROVIDENCE - After his pitch to borrow more than $700 million to shore up the city pension fund stalled in the General Assembly, Mayor...
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...
THE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS COALITION is calling for the business community to mobilize in the fight against proposed income tax legislation. / COURTESY R.I. BUSINESS COALITION

R.I. business community mobilizing against added income tax bracket, PPP tax

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community is mobilizing to urge the General Assembly to rethink proposed legislation aimed at increasing income taxes on...

R.I. business groups unite against proposed tax hikes

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community is voicing displeasure over legislation proposed in the House and Senate that is aimed at raising personal...

Inaction on marijuana legalization suits R.I. business groups

PROVIDENCE – If state lawmakers and Gov. Daniel J. McKee can’t find common ground on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use this year, most...
Laurie White

No reason to halt growth of charter schools in R.I.

Improving our K-12 public schools to a level approaching and hopefully surpassing those of Massachusetts and other states consistently recognized for educational excellence is...

Proposed taxes on high-income earners draw pushback from business community

PROVIDENCE – Two pieces of legislation pending in Rhode Island’s General Assembly are aimed at raising taxes on high-income earners, something the state's business...

Special election to decide fate of capital improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s voters have been tasked with deciding whether the state will spend $642 million on seven proposed capital improvement projects. The total...

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