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McKee signs record $14B state budget for FY 2024

PROVIDENCE – Flanked by state officials and a birthday cake gifted by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Friday signed...

Senate approves record $14B state budget

PROVIDENCE – It’s all over but the signing. By a 32-4 vote, the R.I. Senate on Thursday approved a $14 billion fiscal 2024 budget, a...

House OKs bill that would require insurers to cover the cost...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require health insurers to cover the full cost of epinephrine injectors,...

House approves housing legislation

PROVIDENCE – The House on Tuesday approved two housing-related pieces of legislation, part of a 14-bill package supported by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi. The...

Legislation to cap copays for diabetes supplies, equipment passes Senate

PROVIDENCE – The Senate has approved legislation that would limit insured patients’ copays for supplies and equipment used to treat diabetes. The bill, sponsored by...

R.I. House to consider Providence pension obligation bond plan

PROVIDENCE – A plan to borrow half a billion dollars to shore up the city’s beleaguered pension fund moved one step closer to reality,...

R.I. lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, sales to start Dec. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with state lawmakers in both chambers approving legislation Tuesday. The...

Bill to place moratorium on for-profit hospital ownership transactions clears R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Thursday approved legislation that would amend the Hospital Conversion Act to impose a one-year moratorium on hospital ownership transactions...

‘Stolen valor’ bill clears state Senate

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill allowing prosecution of those who falsely represent themselves as a member of the military...

Bill to create program for medication redistribution passes R.I. House

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents who are not able to afford the prescription medication that they need may soon be able to fill their...
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