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INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Raising minimum wage boosts economy

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour is one of the best things we can do to simultaneously help low-wage, working families and...
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Five Questions With Moira J. Walsh

Moira J. Walsh | State representative, D-Providence1. You were an advocate for an increase in the tipped minimum wage before you were a state...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT meal and beverage tax collection for July declined 1.6 percent year over year, at least in part due to an inflated tax collection in East Greenwich due to an audit recovery in July 2016. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

What do you think of the proposed federal rule that would...

R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined 16 other state attorneys general in filing a letter that opposes a proposed U.S. Department of...
SANTANDER BANK raised its minimum wage to $15 in all of its U.S. branches and call centers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANGEL NAVARRETE

Santander raises its minimum wage to $15/hr

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank announced that it is raising its minimum wage for its employees to $15 an hour.The increase in wages stems from...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
THE TURN OF THE CALENDAR YEAR triggered changes in Rhode Island tax law, minimum wage and transferred federally mandated ACA-related responsibilities to the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

With new year, new R.I. rules take effect

PROVIDENCE – With the advent of the new calendar year, new provisions from the fiscal 2018 budget have taken effect.The 2018 fiscal year budget...

Restaurants where the jobs are

July was another fine month for jobs, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.3 percent, labor-force participation rising, and nonfarm payroll employment up by...

Lifting a voice for small biz

It never hurts to have your voice heard, especially by someone who knows your pain. And at least for small businesses in Rhode Island,...
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