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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...
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rides his bike by the 6-10 connector on Westminster Street in Providence most days. He says the roadway should connect neighborhoods, rather than divide them. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State: 6-10 connector project on schedule

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo a year ago called a press conference announcing the state could no longer wait to address the deterioration of one...
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