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A MOBILE SPORTS betting app designed for Rhode Island is currently in testing. The state hopes to launch the app before the NFL football season begins on Sept. 5. Above, the sports betting venue at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. mobile sports betting app currently in third-party testing phase

PROVIDENCE – The mobile sports wagering app that would be used by bettors in Rhode Island is currently in testing by a third party,...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL said it will introduce a single property tax rate. / PBN PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM.

Providence council backs off tiered homestead, announces plan for single tax...

PROVIDENCE – The city will not gain legislative authority to alter its property tax rate structure this year and City Council leaders have announced...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...

Marszalkowski to head Blackstone Valley economic-development commission

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Alex D. Marszalkowski, D-Cumberland, has been elected chairman of the special legislative study commission to encourage economic development within the Blackstone...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY will convene on New Year’s Day, swearing-in of 14 new state representatives and seven new senators. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly to reconvene on New Year’s Day

(Updated at 4 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island General Assembly will convene on New Year’s Day on Tuesday, a rare holiday session because the...

Raimondo signs legislation protecting DACA recipients in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law legislation that protects the ability of approved recipients in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

General Assembly passes bill banning fees for credit freezes

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from charging consumers a fee for a credit freeze.The legislation (2018-S...

Fitch Ratings raises 2 measurements of fiscal health for Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Fitch Ratings has upgraded Woonsocket’s Issuer Default Rating to BBB+ from BBB- and has raised the city’s outstanding series 2002 and 2005...
A WINTER STORM WARNINGS has been issued for all of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. / COURTESY NWS

Wednesday Winter Storm Warning issued for R.I., Bristol County, Mass.

PROVIDENCE – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts from 8 a.m. Wednesday through 8 a.m....
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