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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...

New law requires civics proficiency for public school graduates

PROVIDENCE – Public school graduates across Rhode Island will now be required to demonstrate proficiency in civics after a law was recently passed by...

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...

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