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STATE LEADERS ARE in a good financial position with a $610 million surplus projected for fiscal 2023, but some say a lot of that money is because several state agencies have been understaffed and overworked. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Some R.I. officials say job vacancies a big part of projected...

The projected $610 million budget surplus awaiting the General Assembly and the administration of Gov. Daniel J. McKee has been the subject of speculation...
PATRICIA COYNE-FAGUE will step down as director of R.I. Department on Jan. 13. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

R.I. Department of Corrections director to step down in January

PROVIDENCE – Patricia Coyne-Fague will step down as director of the R.I. Department of Corrections on Jan. 13, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Tuesday. Coyne-Fague...

URI men’s basketball coach, president are top state earners again

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach and school president are again the top two earners among state employees, according to...
BUILDING THE FUTURE: College Unbound Director of Admissions Jose Rodriguez, left; co-founder, Provost and President Adam Bush; and Sylvia Spears, vice president for administration and innovation, talk during a work session at the Providence nonprofit. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

College Unbound offers a pathway that changes lives

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Higher Education: College Unbound College Unbound is working to reinvent the college experience for underserved adult learners, many...

RIPTA’s not the only public agency feeling effects of labor shortage

Like many companies in the private sector, some state agencies and municipalities are struggling to fill positions amid a severe labor shortage. The R.I. Public...

R.I. Department of Health receives $750K grant for veteran suicide prevention

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health received a $750,000 federal grant to implement a three-year program for veteran suicide prevention. The department will work...
THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION of Rhode Island released Thursday a new report highlighting the current state of behavioral health care in the Ocean State.

MHARI report: R.I.’s continuum of mental health care has ‘gaping holes’

PROVIDENCE – A new report released Thursday by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island highlights what the association’s executive director describes as “gaping...

R.I. takes aim at hepatitis C in 5-year plan

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C infections in the Ocean State using a newly unveiled five-year plan. The...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE held a press conference on Thursday in which he brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming election forum and denied personal involvement with the termination of state contract to operate COVID-19 testing sites that was held by a rival gubernatorial candidate's company. / SCREENSHOT COURTESY WJAR-TV

McKee brushes off low poll numbers, not debating until papers filed

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming...

ACLU: Judge orders release of juvenile offenders

The Rhode Island prison system has been ordered to release three inmates granted parole for crimes they committed when they were teenagers, according to...
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