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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...

Bill would expand EFSB, make power-plant approvals tougher

PROVIDENCE – The House on May 16 passed a bill that would make it more difficult for future power plants to get approved by...

Senate passes ‘red flag’ bill, bump stock ban

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved two bills May 24 aimed at preventing gun violence and mass shootings.The “red flag” law sponsored by Sen. Maryellen...
SEN. CYNTHIA COYNE, D-Barrington, has sponsored a bill that would require property sellers to provide written disclosure if the property has been used for marijuana cultivation. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

New bill would require property sellers disclose marijuana cultivation history

PROVIDENCE – Real estate disclosures, required of sellers, are designed to let prospective buyers know the known history of a property and potential pitfalls...
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