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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,...
REP. JOSEPH J. SOLOMON JR., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the Statehouse grounds. /COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Joseph J. Solomon Jr.

Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY recently passed a new law, sponsored by Rep. Aaron Regunberg, above, D-Providence, expanding remote net-metering capabilities in Rhode Island. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

General Assembly approves expansion of remote net metering in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Despite the fiscal 2018 budget standoff, the R.I. General Assembly did manage to pass various pieces of legislation, including a new law...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY last week approved legislation establishing a criminal offense for residential-mortgage fraud. The bill, backed by R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, above, makes residential-mortgage fraud a felony. Guilty offenders face imprisonment up to 10 years, a fine of $10,000, or both. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

General Assembly approves bill making residential-mortgage fraud a felony

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly last week approved legislation establishing a criminal offense for residential-mortgage fraud. The bill, backed by R.I. Attorney General Peter...
BRIGHT IDEA: Christopher Morra Sr., president and CEO of National Security, shows off a solar panel system that he said in 2014 had saved the company $8,631 in 13 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. lawmakers vote to expand Renewable Energy Growth Program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation to expand a state program that encourages new installation of renewable-energy projects. The legislation –...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State officials back marijuana study commission before legalization

PROVIDENCE – Members of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration are backing a commission to further study the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, which would...

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