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JOHN C. SIMMONS, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, released the 2018 edition of the nonprofit's series on how public revenue collections in the Ocean State compare with the rest of the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPEC: R.I. seventh-highest in U.S. for tax collections per $1K of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 7 in the nation for highest state and local taxes collected per $1,000 of personal income at $109.47,...
FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 12, 2018

Despite false starts, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? Did Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's economic policies help grow Rhode Island's economy or was the state's improving economic condition just the result of the region and nation recovering from the Great Recession? To a certain degree, the just-concluded election may offer one answer to that question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the election now settled, do you think that Rhode Island...

A major issue in any election is the economic health of the city/state/country that is holding the vote, and nowhere was the issue debated...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
 / PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...

R.I. loses as Norwegian pares back

Edinburgh, Belfast, we hardly knew ye.Not even a year-and-a-half since inaugurating service between T.F. Green Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, Norwegian...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...
DOING THE RIGHT THING? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is proposing an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program. The major question is, will the General Assembly support the proposal?
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

This promise delivers for future of R.I. and its students

Can lightning strike twice? If the bolt of energy is a new, expanded version of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program, let us...

Raimondo makes $10M available for school safety upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that she has made $10 million available immediately for school safety upgrades with funds from the fiscal...
3-D PRINTERS SUCH AS this one making a watch component could potentially be used to make firearms. A number of state attorneys general have filed suit to keep a Texas nonprofit from releasing plans for making guns with a 3-D printer. / BLOOMBERGER NEWS PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINA

States sue Trump administration over 3-D printed gun accord; R.I. studying...

NEW YORK – A group of states sued the Trump administration to block its legal settlement allowing a small Texas nonprofit to publish instructions...

R.I. receives $3.9M for job training program for Rhode Islanders in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $3.9 million in federal funds to support job training for Rhode Islanders in addiction recovery, Gov. Gina M....
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