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New commission will seek to promote forest conservation in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that will create a forest conservation committee in Rhode Island has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law...

Five Questions With: June Speakman

State Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island. A professor at Roger...

Legislation allows seniors to reduce property taxes by volunteering

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly has approved legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 or older to reduce their property taxes by...

McKee signs two bills on gun laws

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed two bills into law Monday pertaining to guns in Rhode Island. The first, a bill banning “straw purchases”...

R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...

General Assembly authorizes $144M in borrowing for Central Falls schools

CENTRAL FALLS – Schools across the city will get a much-needed facelift to the tune of $144 million under borrowing approved by the General...

Bill authorizing centers for monitored drug use passes General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – A bill authorizing “harm reduction centers,” or places where people can use drugs under the supervision of health care workers, has passed...

Providence officials drumming up support for pension bond plan

PROVIDENCE - The clock is ticking down on the General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session, but city officials are still trying to get lawmakers' support...

High school financial education bill advances in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island high schools are poised to offer financial literacy classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under legislation that has been...

Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by...

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