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License plate recognition technology can be force multiplier for police

With the R.I. House of Representatives voting to approve a bill proposing a network of cameras on Rhode Island highways to automatically fine out-of-state...
THE SMALL CELL Siting Act, passed in the R.I. House of Representatives on June 20, would allow wireless service providers to install equipment on public infrastructure to establish a high-speed 5G network in the state. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

House passes bill to make R.I. among first 5G adopters

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed legislation on June 20 that would pave the way for Rhode Island to be among the...
THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES debated the fiscal 2017 budget until late in the evening. It wasn't approved until early in the morning the following day. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

R.I. House poised for vote on $9.2B budget for fiscal 2018

PROVIDENCE – Unlike year's past, Rhode Island lawmakers say budget deliberations on Thursday will not go too long, regardless of a vote. The R.I. House...
REP. DEBORAH L. RUGGIERO, above sponsored House approved legislation that would allow municipalities to negotiate energy contracts with utility companies on behalf of the entire city or town. / COURTESY THE RHODE ISLAND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

House approves legislation to allow municipalities to negotiate electrical contracts

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives last week approved legislation that would allow entire municipalities – including its residents and businesses – to...
THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY EXPLORER offers tourists a close-up view of the region. / COURTESY BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL

Tourism commission report calls for fundamental changes, extension of study

PROVIDENCE – On Thursday the Tourism Study Commission presented the R.I. House of Representatives a report highlighting five recommendations for a more collaborative approach...

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