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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....
SEN. WILLIAM J. Conley Jr. (center), D-East Providence, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, center. He listens to testimony related to Pawtucket Red Sox legislation last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox legislation moves forward in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to help finance an $83-$85 million Triple-A baseball stadium for...
RHODE ISLAND MOVED UP to the No. 9 spot in a Business Insider list of the nation's top economies from No 33 last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

General Assembly prepares to reconvene

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly will begin its 2018 legislative session on Tuesday, with both chambers expected to convene at 4 p.m.The body completed...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved, and presented to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, legislation that will require local planning boards and commissions to undergo annual training on the implications of sea-level rise and the effect of development on flood plains. / COURTESY JACK NEWTON

Planning board training mandated on sea-level rise

PROVIDENCE – Legislation approved by the General Assembly and presented to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will require local planning boards and commissions to undergo...
Gina M. Raimondo has vetoed a bill that would have automatically extended expired municipal employee and teacher contracts. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo vetoes automatic contract extension bill

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have extended municipal labor contracts indefinitely if they were not renegotiated by expiration,...
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