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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP during the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

GOP releases disputed memo saying FBI misled judge in Trump case

WASHINGTON – FBI and Justice Department officials got a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate by misleading a surveillance court judge, House...
CHARLES J. FOGARTY, the R.I. director of elderly affairs, announced his retirement after four decades of public service. / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Charles J. Fogarty announces retirement after decades-long public service career

PROVIDENCE – Charles J. Fogarty, the R.I. Director of Elderly Affairs, on Friday announced his intention to retire later in 2018.Fogarty began his career...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has introduced a fiscal 2019 state budget that represents a sligh increase in spending./ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo’s State of the State expected to cover job creation, school...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is expected to give her State of the State address Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.She is expected to...
CONN. GOV. DANNEL MALLOY says that early payments of 2017 income taxes is yielding the state a $900 million windfall, as people try to take advantage of full deductibility of state taxes before that changes thanks to the federal tax overahaul. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Connecticut, California reap windfalls from U.S. tax changes

NEW YORK – At least two high-tax states are receiving windfalls thanks to Washington.In California, a state that will be heavily affected by the...

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...
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES has passed the GOP's tax bill. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate passes U.S. tax overhaul, putting GOP on brink of big...

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, a bill that delivers a...
LEADING BY FOLLOWING: House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has promised a House hearing on a Senate-passed financing plan for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But the Cranston Democrat thinks most voters oppose public financing for the ballpark and has said he’s inclined to follow their will on the issue. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Last-minute legislation is sure to do harm to Rhode Island

As the General Assembly brought the 2017 session to a close, Rhode Island’s citizens were confronted once again with the last-minute introduction of legislation...

The marriage of politics and business

Has your company ever publicly endorsed or promoted a political candidate? Yes 14.3% No 85.7%Do you make your personal political or social views known to customers,...
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