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R.I. Senate approves bill protecting against financial exploitation of seniors

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has passed legislation aimed at preventing financial exploitation of seniors, according to a news release. The bill, approved by a...

Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by...

Bill to protect R.I. Statehouse lawn moves forward

PROVIDENCE – A House committee on Tuesday recommended approval for a bill that will discourage development of the green area known as the Statehouse...
R.I. HOUSE SPEAKER nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi confirmed Tuesday that the House will convene in January at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. / PBN FILE PHOTO

House members to begin meeting in person at Vets Memorial Jan....

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker-nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, said Tuesday that the House will convene in person by renting out the Veterans Memorial Auditorium...
REP. MARVIN ABNEY, D-Newport, the chairman of the House Finance Committee, discusses the fiscal 2021 state budget, which the House approved Wednesday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

R.I. House approves $12.75B state budget for fiscal 2021

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House approved a $12.75 billion budget Wednesday afternoon, one that distributes federal pandemic aid and general fund revenues among existing...

House Republicans call for fuelwood harvesting program to limit forest fire...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House Republicans on Oct. 23 announced they have joined the R.I. Department of Environmental Management in calling for a comprehensive statewide...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring coverage of colorectal screening

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring insurers to provide full coverage for colorectal cancer screening passed the R.I. Senate on Thursday, and is now bound for...

Senate again approves bill to prohibit housing discrimination by income source

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has approved a bill that would prohibit landlords from using a lawful source of income as a basis for...

Bill would add R.I. to group of states willing to pay...

PROVIDENCE – Legislation filed at the end of January would add Rhode Island to a proposed multistate compact that aims to offer large sums...

T.F. Green Airport name will stay the same, for now

WARWICK – Despite passage of bills by the House and Senate to change the name of T.F. Green Airport to include “Rhode Island,” the...

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