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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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Five Questions With: Jacquelyn M. Baginski

Jacquelyn M. Baginski | R.I. state representative, D-Cranston 1. Even as a freshman legislator, you have been described as a “champion for business” by some...

GA passes $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved a $13.1 billion fiscal 2022 state budget late Thursday by a vote of 30-7 that leaves untouched $1.1 billion...

House passes $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget, includes amendment for PPP-taxed businesses

PROVIDENCE – After some spirited debate, the House on Thursday approved a $13.1 billion fiscal 2022 budget by a vote of 64-10 that was...

Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...

R.I. House passes bill to cap insulin copays

PROVIDENCE – Legislation proposing a limit on copayments for prescription insulin passed in the state’s House of Representatives last week. The measure (2021-H 5196Aaa) would...
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