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R.I. legislative employees to work remotely following D.C. violence

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island legislative employees are working from home Thursday out of caution because of violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, when...

Reconstruction of North Bulkhead in Port of Galilee to continue into...

NARRAGANSETT – The state recently started a $5.2 million project to rehabilitate three commercial fishing piers in the Port of Galilee that are berths...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs the fiscal 2021 state budget on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Gov. Raimondo signs fiscal 2021 budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the $12.7 billion fiscal 2021 state budget Monday, and issued a short statement that reflected its continued...

Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...
BELIEVING IN CHANGE: Day One Executive Director Peg Langhammer continues to advocate for systematic changes as to how Rhode Island addresses sexual assault and abuse. / COURTESY PEG LANGHAMMER

Langhammer has been making a difference in society since day one

PBN BUSINESS WOMEN AWARDS 2020 CAREER ACHIEVER: Peg Langhammer | Day One PEG LANGHAMMER was always driven to make a difference. She grew up in the...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year, following shortfalls primarily attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Lawmakers approve plan to close $250M deficit from virus

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's Legislature approved Thursday a plan to close a roughly $250 million deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly’s...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY announced its 2020-21 schedule Tuesday, which includes a revival of the company's record-breaking production of 'The Prince of Providence.' / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep announces 2020-21 schedule

PROVIDENCE – Eight productions, including the revival of a production about Providence’s former mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., will be part of Trinity...

R.I. leaders to discuss $300M in federal borrowing for COVID-19 response

PROVIDENCE — Legislative leaders will meet Thursday to consider emergency borrowing of up to $300 million in federal funds to help cover Rhode Island’s...

Common Cause RI makes public push for independent redistricting board

PROVIDENCE – In each of the last two years, Common Cause Rhode Island has made efforts to get legislation passed to have new legislative...
RHODE ISLAND'S "rainy day" fund reached $203.9 million by the end of the fiscal 2019 year, according to a new audit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Audit: R.I. General Fund revenue exceeds spending and transfers by $8.5M...

PROVIDENCE – Fiscal 2019 General Fund revenue exceeded spending and transfers by $8.5 million, according to an audit report released by the General Assembly...

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