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McKee signs 100% renewable electricity bill into law

PROVIDENCE – Landmark legislation making Rhode Island the first state nationwide to require 100% renewable electricity within the next decade was signed into law...

R.I. Senate OKs $13.6B state budget

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $13.6 billion budget for fiscal 2023 that prioritizes health care, affordable housing and several...

R.I. poised to ban single-use plastic bags at retail checkout

PROVIDENCE - Kate Weymouth, a former Barrington Town Council member, has been waiting for years to see Rhode Island follow her community and finally...
THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES passed a bill on Thursday, June 2, 2022, to provide increased, more easily-defined access to the shores of Rhode Island. But Senate leadership doesn’t seem interested in passing its own version of the legislation before it could be signed into law by the governor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

R.I. House passes bill to increase public access to shoreline

PROVIDENCE – A bill providing increased, more easily defined access to the shores of Rhode Island was passed by the state House of Representatives...

R.I. Senate, House approve legislation adding electronic, real-time payments to state...

PROVIDENCE – Paper checks and mail-order money transfers have gone by the wayside. These days, it’s all about digital payments, made in real time between...

Providence pension bond pitch clears R.I. House

PROVIDENCE – As interest rates rise, the window of opportunity is closing on the city's pitch to borrow half a billion dollars to pay...

Recreational marijuana bill on fast track to passage after key GA...

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers are fast-tracking a proposal to legalize and sell recreational marijuana, with committees in both chambers of the R.I. General Assembly approving...

R.I. Senate passes bill extending postpartum Medicaid coverage for low-income women

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at improving the health of low-income new mothers has passed in the R.I. Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin,...

Bill to make Real Jobs Rhode Island permanent clears Senate

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Tuesday passed a measure to make the Real Jobs Rhode Island program permanent. The measure now moves to...

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...

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