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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...

Gun control legislation clears Senate, awaits McKee’s signature

PROVIDENCE – Three bills that would strengthen gun control measures in Rhode Island cleared the Senate late Tuesday after some heated debate and now...

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...

R.I. House to consider Providence pension obligation bond plan

PROVIDENCE – A plan to borrow half a billion dollars to shore up the city’s beleaguered pension fund moved one step closer to reality,...

R.I. lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, sales to start Dec. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with state lawmakers in both chambers approving legislation Tuesday. The...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover biomarker cancer testing

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring all Rhode Island health insurance plans to cover biomarker testing for cancer treatment has passed the R.I. Senate. Sponsored by Sen....

Bill to place moratorium on for-profit hospital ownership transactions clears R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Thursday approved legislation that would amend the Hospital Conversion Act to impose a one-year moratorium on hospital ownership transactions...

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