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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...
THE PAUL V. SHERLOCK on Disabilities at Rhode Island College will maintain its funding in the state budget over the next two years to continue serving students who are blind and visually impaired across the state.

Sherlock Center will receive $685K from state to continue services for...

PROVIDENCE – After a recent outcry from the community about the state seeking bids from other vendors to provide services for the blind and...
R.I. STATE OFFICIALS announced Thursday that proposed legislation regarding unemployment insurance is in the works to help people get back to work in the Ocean State. The state also announced that a new website,, is live to help job seekers gain employment. / AP FILE PHOTO/ NAM Y. HUH

McKee backs bill allowing UI recipients to earn more

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday trumpeted new legislation he hopes will bring people who have been unemployed for an extended period...

McKee standing firm on taxing PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is standing firm on his commitment to taxing Paycheck Protection Program loans greater than $150,000. McKee made his position...
Laurie White

No reason to halt growth of charter schools in R.I.

Improving our K-12 public schools to a level approaching and hopefully surpassing those of Massachusetts and other states consistently recognized for educational excellence is...

Five Questions With: Joseph Solomon Jr.

Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, recently spoke to the Providence Business News about a bill he co-sponsored that will require General Assembly approval for...

R.I. business owner says a minimum wage hike could endanger his...

PAWTUCKET – Bob Wheeler says the potential passage of a minimum wage increase by Rhode Island lawmakers could lead him to make some hard...

Legislators paint grim picture of economy, need for federal aid

PROVIDENCE – A tax hike and cuts to services and programs could be on the table if Rhode Island does not receive federal aid...
THE RHODE ISLAND PROMISE program offered to Rhode Island students at the Community College of Rhode Island is set to expire in September, however House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio filed legislation Friday to make the program permanent. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Shekarchi, Ruggerio file legislation to make R.I. Promise program permanent

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s top members in the General Assembly have introduced legislation Friday to make the Rhode Island Promise program at the Community...

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