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R.I. House passes bill banning manufacture, sale of ‘ghost guns,’ untraceable...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed legislation by Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, that effectively outlaws 3D-printed guns or other undetectable firearms. The...

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...
Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio

Statewide plastic bag ban bill filed in R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – The statewide ban on single-use plastic bags is back before the legislature   under a new bill filed in the R.I. Senate on...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...

Five Questions With: Dawn Euer

Sen. Dawn Euer, D-Newport, is the sponsor of legislation that recently moved through the Senate, which would require real estate disclosures of home energy...

Opinion: Legislative inaction on wages hurts R.I. workers, businesses

Despite solid proposals to raise the state’s lowest wage, Rhode Island’s state budget looks set to take effect without even a modest increase. Gov....
RHODE ISLAND SENATE leaders introduced an economic development package of bills Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. Senate leaders introduce economic development bills

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Senate leaders introduced a package of bills aimed at improving economic development, education, housing availability and workforce development Wednesday, including...

Five Questions With: Joshua Miller

Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment &...

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...
The House Finance committee is expected to review Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark legislation Tuesday./PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

House committee reviews PawSox ballpark, no vote taken

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House Finance Committee took up the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark bill Tuesday night, following late-session revisions that have sought to...

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