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THE RHODE ISLAND state Senate has approved enabling legislation for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Senate approves PawSox legislation, now moves to House

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate approved enabling legislation Tuesday for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, sending the financing package...
SEN. WILLIAM J. Conley Jr. (center), D-East Providence, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, center. He listens to testimony related to Pawtucket Red Sox legislation last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox legislation moves forward in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to help finance an $83-$85 million Triple-A baseball stadium for...
DOLLARS WELL SPENT: The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program helped the Community College of Rhode Island grow enrollment of first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent in its first year. Will the General Assembly see clear to expand the program in the face of continuing budgetary pressure? / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

G.A.’s 2018 session sure to be a contentious, significant one

With an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2018 and another $200 million in fiscal 2019, Rhode Island’s elected leaders are faced with...

Mattiello not showing leadership

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is content, apparently, to be a vessel for his “constituents,” as opposed to showing a little leadership when approaching...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR DONALD R. GREBIEN called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to fund a new Pawtucket Red Soc stadium in the city. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Grebien again calls on GA to pass PawSox deal

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien held a press conference Tuesday calling for the General Assembly to act to approve a deal to build...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO ordered the Division of Motor vehicles to halt the implementation of automatic registration suspensions and the enforcement of a $250 reinstatement fee. The policy had been made possible by the capabilities of the new DMV computer upgrades to identify residents who had cars that were not in inspection sticker compliance.

Raimondo puts $250 registration reinstatement fee on hold

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has directed the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles to stop implementation of a $250 registration reinstatement fee for...

Who is right on the PawSox deal, Gov. Raimondo or Speaker...

In what could be the last gasp for keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island, a deal has been struck involving the state,...

R.I.’s leaders need to lead, not follow

We’ve been here before. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello are on opposite sides of a public investment.Gov. Raimondo says that...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox owners share confidential financial details with state officials

PROVIDENCE – After mounting pressure to share more detailed financial statements, Pawtucket Red Sox owners on Wednesday met with state officials to do so...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo discusses the future of the Pawtucket Red Sox, which is seeking state money to build a new stadium in Pawtucket./ PBN PHOTO/ ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island leaders disagree on PawSox stadium deal

PROVIDENCE – State leaders disagree about how to move forward with a proposal to use taxpayer dollars to help fund a new $83 million...
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