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THE R.I. STATE POLICE announced that they had arrested 62 people and issued a warrant for 26 more people for allegedly obtaining public assistance fraudulently worth nearly $500,000..

88 suspects in R.I named for alleged public assistance fraud of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police announced Thursday that it has identified 88 suspects who allegedly collected $469,000 in public assistance fraudulently over the...
ON HOLD: Pictured is an artist’s rendering of planned permanent headquarters to house the state archives. The $52 million project has been stalled due to a lack of budget funds.
 / COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Lack of funds preventing design and construction of new state archives...

For decades, Rhode Islanders have sought a permanent facility to house, preserve and exhibit the documents collected in the state archives.A July 1924 Providence...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses' ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after Hurricane Sandy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Statewide Planning to interview small businesses for weather-resiliency project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is launching a project to help small businesses’ extreme weather event and climate change resiliency, the...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
SEN. RYAN WILLIAM PEARSON, D-Cumberland, has sponsored a bill that would create a state infrastructure grant program designed to provide help for cities and towns who want to expand housing and economic development but who need to fill holes in needed infrastructure first. The bill was recently approved by the R.I. Senate. / COURTESY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

R.I. Senate approves bill establishing state infrastructure grant program

PROVIDENCE – A bill that would create a state infrastructure grant program, similar to the Mass Works program in the Bay State, has passed...
CONSISTENT TAXATION: R.I. Division of Taxation Administrator Neena Savage talks with R.I. Department of Revenue spokesman Paul E. Grimaldi. She says taxing software as a service would allow for consistent taxation of the use of software regardless of how it is delivered or used. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo eyes tax on cloud-based services

(Corrected at 11:25 a.m. to replace T-shirt reference in 11th paragraph with microwave.)Does your business use Office 365? Do you pay for TurboTax’s...
THE PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS released by the R.I. Department of Administration are estimated to cut 13 percent of the original $237 million deficit in fiscal 2019 to $205.5 million, a $31.5 million reduction. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

R.I. Department of Administration releases outline of $25M budget cuts

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration Friday afternoon released a summary of its plan to achieve $25 million in savings as part of...
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