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Measure to accelerate mobile sports betting moves to R.I. House

PROVIDENCE – A critical committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives pushed forward Tuesday a measure that would allow sports bettors to register...

R.I. House Judiciary Committee passes bill for state name change on...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill that would put a question on November's...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover telemedicine

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that requires permanent coverage of telemedicine visits by health insurance companies has been approved by the R.I. Senate. The measure, 2020-S 2525,...

R.I. House passes bill banning manufacture, sale of ‘ghost guns,’ untraceable...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed legislation by Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, that effectively outlaws 3D-printed guns or other undetectable firearms. The...

State representative revives effort to cap interest on payday loans

PROVIDENCE – Rep. John J. Lombardi, D-Providence, has once again submitted legislation proposing to cap annual interest rates on payday loans. The bill submitted to...
CHRISTIANSEN CAPITAL ADVISORS has been awarded a contract to review the proposed IGT lottery contract being reviewed by the R.I. General Assembly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

GA hires firm to review proposed IGT lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC has been contracted by the R.I. House of Representatives to conduct an independent review of International Game Technology...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO testified Tuesday in favor of a negotiated 20-year contract with IGT to continue to manage the state lottery.

Raimondo testifies in favor of IGT deal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday urged members of the  House Committee on Finance to support her proposed 20-year lottery contract extension...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...

Opinion: Legislative inaction on wages hurts R.I. workers, businesses

Despite solid proposals to raise the state’s lowest wage, Rhode Island’s state budget looks set to take effect without even a modest increase. Gov....
PILING ON: Proposed legislation could add significantly to municipal debt, which three years ago stood at $5.6 billion and has only gone up since then.

Proposed firefighter overtime rules should be a nonstarter

Rhode Island ranks as the highest-spending state in the nation in terms of fire protection, according to the most recent Rhode Island Public Expenditure...

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