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Identical bills to change elder financial exploitation law OK’d by House,...

PROVIDENCE – Each chamber of the General Assembly recently approved its own bill lowering the age for residents to be considered victims of elder...
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Five Questions With: Richard Godfrey

Richard Godfrey | Executive director, Roger Williams University interdisciplinary Real Estate Program 1. What do you hope students will learn from your new interdisciplinary real...

Providence City Council backs pension obligation bond

PROVIDENCE – A pitch to borrow more than $500 million to funnel into the city’s pension system now rests with state lawmakers, after receiving...

GA bill on Providence pension bond introduced ahead of City Council...

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to borrow more than $500 million to fix the city’s beleaguered pension system is gaining traction among city and state...

Providence committee backs $515M pension obligation bond

PROVIDENCE - A committee of city lawmakers threw their weight behind a proposal to borrow up to $515 million to shore up the city’s...
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1. Former Ann & Hope property in Warwick sells for $7M POSTED ONLINE: JAN. 10. A former section of the now-closed Ann & Hope curtain and...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE and state leaders announced Wednesday that the state is making $12 million available for grant opportunities to fund creation of affordable and supportive housing. Pictured is the R.I. Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

R.I. announces $12M in ARPA funds for housing grants

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and state leaders announced Wednesday that the state is making $12 million available for grant opportunities to fund...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner announced Thursday a proposed $300 million bond that, if approved by voters in November, will help with additional school building repairs and construction. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New $300M statewide school construction bond measure introduced

PROVIDENCE – Legislation to expand a major statewide investment in constructing new and refurbishing public school buildings was introduced on Thursday at the Statehouse. R.I....

URI says tuition and fee increases are on par with inflation

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island says its proposed tuition rate and fee increases for the 2023 fiscal year are related to...

State controller: FY 21 budget year ends $51M above expected surplus

PROVIDENCE – Higher income and sales tax revenue combined with federal emergency management reimbursements boosted the state’s fiscal 2021 surplus to $332 million as...

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