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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...

High school financial education bill advances in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island high schools are poised to offer financial literacy classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under legislation that has been...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

GA backs unemployment benefit changes

PROVIDENCE - Changes to state unemployment benefits that let recipients earn more money while still getting benefits won approval in the House on Wednesday. The...

Legislation calls for locally administered forgivable loan program to help new...

PROVIDENCE – If you started a small business after Feb. 15, 2020, you are out of luck when it comes to getting in on...

R.I. Senate to consider bill creating high school personal finance class

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate is slated to vote Tuesday on a bill that would require high schools to offer personal finance classes beginning...

Criticism aimed at legislation that would prevent employers, businesses from requiring...

PROVIDENCE – A bill that would prevent employers or organizations from requiring workers or students to get a COVID-19 vaccine sparked a debate among...

Climate change bill heads back to Senate after winning House approval

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that ups the ante for the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions has won approval in both chambers of the...

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