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Bank of America to pay $25 minimum wage by 2025

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. is raising its minimum wage to $25 per hour by 2025, the company announced in a news release. The...

McKee signs into law phased $15 minimum wage

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday signed into law an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the...

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THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Should Rhode Island gradually increase its minimum wage to $15 an...

The state Senate on Feb. 10 approved a gradual increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 per hour by 2025. Proponents say...

R.I. Senate passes minimum wage increase

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 per hour over four...

R.I. business owner says a minimum wage hike could endanger his...

PAWTUCKET – Bob Wheeler says the potential passage of a minimum wage increase by Rhode Island lawmakers could lead him to make some hard...

Budget office: $15 wage would reduce poverty, increase debt and joblessness

WASHINGTON (AP) – Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for...
NEW LEADERSHIP: House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, faces a host of challenging issues this year, including a pandemic-induced deficit estimated at up to $500 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic’s effects will dominate 2021 General Assembly session

The landscape has changed dramatically, literally and figuratively, for state lawmakers for what is shaping up to be among the most consequential General Assembly...

Report: Essential workers continue to struggle to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Many of Rhode Island's families were already living from one paycheck to the next prior to the pandemic taking over the economy...

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