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IN A RECENTLY RELEASED CBS NEWS POLL, nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters rated the economy as either very good or somewhat good. Here a voter casts a ballot with her dog at a polling location in Utah. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIM RAFF

Voters upbeat on economy may boost Republican election prospects

WASHINGTON – Republicans fighting to hang on to their majority in the House in the congressional elections this November may be helped by one...
ACCORDING TO A July poll from Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12, the race for governor remains a dead heat between Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Republican Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. All told, there seem to be six major candidates for the state's top elected office. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO AND RUPERT WHITELEY

Even though there is a long way to go, who do...

Roughly one month from Rhode Island’s primary election, a poll taken by Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12 says that the governor’s race...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has announced that former state Rep. John Carnevale has pleaded guilty to one count of perjury. Carnevale had been running for state representative in District 13, but has been removed from the ballot. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former Rep. Carnevale pleads guilty to perjury; gets removed from ballot

PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. John Carnevale pleaded no contest to one count of perjury before R.I. Superior Court Justice Bennett Gallo to charges...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 6, 2018

Gov. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be proud of. But is that the story from her first term voters will care the...
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL's Deputy General Counsel has filed for "WooSox" trademarks, a move it calls a safety measure, but a move that can be seen as a sign that the league considers the possibility of the team leaving Rhode Island real. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

MassLive: MiLB lawyer files for ‘WooSox’ trademarks

PROVIDENCE – In a sign that Minor League Baseball considers Worcester, Mass., as a legitimate landing spot for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a MiLB...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO expects to raise and spend millions of dollars more than her opponents in the gubernatorial race. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo has significant fundraising lead in primary campaign finance filing

PROVIDENCE – Candidates for the Rhode Island gubernatorial race filed their 50-day before the primary reports Tuesday that include estimated campaign receipts and expenditures.Gov....
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President David Salvatore, left, has asked for GoLocalProv to return more than $67,000 from a month to month contract made by former Council President Louis Aponte, right, to promote public meetings. By making the contract month to month, the deal avoided a public bidding process required for projects and contracts with a value of more than $5,000. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City Council president calls on GoLocal to return money from no-bid...

PROVIDENCE – City Council President David A. Salvatore called on GoLocalProv to return $67,500 to the city, from a deal with the council to...

Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives.For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter,...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 45, tied with Maine, on CNBC's America's Top States for Business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do national business climate rankings affect the decisions your business makes?

CBNC released its 2018 Top States for Business rankings July 10, and Rhode Island repeated its No. 45 showing from last year. Needless to...
THE U..S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION has fined Oaktree Capital Management for violating "pay-to-play" rules regarding campaign contributions to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo during her 2014 run for office. Her office said that the contribution was flagged and returned at the time. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Money manager for state pension settles SEC complaint for violating ‘pay-to-play’...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is cited indirectly in a federal complaint against an investment advisory firm that handled state pension money when...
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