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King nominated as permanent R.I. health insurance commissioner

PROVIDENCE – Cory King, currently the acting R.I. health insurance commissioner, has been nominated to have the job permanently, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced...

Blue Cross partners with Doulas of R.I. to grow scholarship program

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced it is partnering with Doulas of Rhode Island to expand a scholarship program...

McKee’s proposal for state-directed payments to hospitals earns federal approval

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island hospitals can expect more than $100 million in Medicaid funding now that Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal for state-directed payments...

RIPEC urges fiscal ‘restraint’ for FY 2025 state budget

PROVIDENCE – With the historic infusion of federal revenues from pandemic relief programs expiring and a reversal of record state revenue surpluses, the state’s general...
SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY: 
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 
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Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...
A STRONG ­RESTART: ­Tiesha ­Sinouthasy had to close her nanny placement agency two months after she launched it because of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, but when she reopened it several months later, people were desperate for her service.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

She’s answering call for many more nannies

If dealing with COVID-19 wasn’t stressful enough for parents of young kids, finding reliable child care during the pandemic was enough to give them...
BACK TO WORK: The General Assembly returned to work Jan. 2 with legislative leaders warning that the budget surplus this year will likely be much smaller than recent years. 
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Party’s over in GA; will state lawmakers adjust?

State lawmakers started the last two General Assembly sessions with massive projected state budget surpluses and $1.1 billion in federal pandemic aid to hand...

McKee, EOHHS announce procurement for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the Request For Proposals for Managed Care...

CCA Health RI adds WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care to...

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island LLC, known as CCA Health Rhode Island, has announced that it has added WellOne Primary Medical and...

HealthSource annual open enrollment period begins

PROVIDENCE – The annual open enrollment period for HealthSource RI, the state's health insurance marketplace, has officially begun. Gov. Daniel J. McKee and HealthSource RI...
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