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CHANGE MAKER? ­Patrick Crowley, secretary-treasurer for the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, says the wage theft law will alter the way management at many companies treats its employees when it comes to paying wages. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

AG: New wage theft law is pro-business, too

For more than four years Attorney General Peter F. Neronha sought to adjust an oversight in state law that he argues could have been...
SPREADING THE WORD: R.I. General Treasurer James Diossa visits Rhode Island Spirits Distillery in Pawtucket to talk with co-owner Kara Larson about legislation that would create a state-run fund that would allow small businesses to offer retirement benefits. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Measure would create state-run retirement fund for small businesses

Michelle Rivera, policy director with Progreso ­Latino Inc., a nonprofit that does not offer retirement benefits to its employees, struggled with the process of...

R.I. legislation would extend retirement savings to all workers

PROVIDENCE – More than 4 in 10 Rhode Island workers don’t have access to retirement savings plans through their job. Legislation recently introduced in the...

RIPTA launches fare-free pilot program on R-Line

PROVIDENCE – Public transit riders can now ride one of Rhode Island's most popular bus routes free for one year. R.I. Public Transit Authority on...

New R.I. law ensures gratuities get into the right hands

Anyone who has worked in the service industry knows how rapidly things can change from one shift to the next. One night’s tips might cover...
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...

GA approves bill prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation that prohibits housing discrimination against individuals that receive government assistance to pay rent. The bills, introduced...
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