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Oversight committee opens hearings on Washington Bridge closure

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers on Monday questioned R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. on the state's ongoing response to the failure of the...

Saal resigns as R.I.’s secretary of housing

PROVIDENCE – After facing months of public scrutiny and criticism from top lawmakers over his leadership of the state’s Department of Housing, Josh Saal,...

General Assembly’s new session set to begin Jan. 3

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Improving Rhode Island's educational system is a top priority for the governor and state legislative leaders as the General Assembly's new...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...
DOUBLE DOSE: A panel of state legislators has been meeting to discuss plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but General Assembly leaders insist the House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force isn't competing with a committee of vaccine advisers formed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Calling the shots on a new COVID-19 vaccine

A task force of state lawmakers has started meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution in Rhode Island, but House leaders say...

R.I. House Republicans pick leadership; Democrats to caucus

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Republicans in the state House of Representatives said Wednesday that they've unanimously re-elected Blake Filippi as Minority Leader and Michael Chippendale...

House Republicans call for fuelwood harvesting program to limit forest fire...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House Republicans on Oct. 23 announced they have joined the R.I. Department of Environmental Management in calling for a comprehensive statewide...
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