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Goldin to join Biden administration, resigns from R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, has resigned from the state Senate, effective immediately, to take a position in President Joe Biden's administration...

GA passes $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved a $13.1 billion fiscal 2022 state budget late Thursday by a vote of 30-7 that leaves untouched $1.1 billion...

Legislation to create state registry of short-term, third-party rentals moves forward

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that would establish a short-term rental registry across Rhode Island was approved this week by the R.I. Senate. The bill, S0501A, is...

Senate passes legislation calling for legalization of marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall by a 29-9 vote that would legalize, regulate and tax...
WELL-PREPARED: Meghan Grady, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, said the nonprofit is focusing on innovating and modernizing its programming in preparation to meet an increased need for its services. / PBN PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Grady ensures home-bound seniors are fed and safe

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Health Care Services Woman to Watch: Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island As a lifelong Rhode Islander, Meghan...

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...

High school financial education bill advances in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island high schools are poised to offer financial literacy classes starting in the 2022-23 school year under legislation that has been...

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...

R.I. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to ban single-use plastic bags statewide has again cleared the Senate, though House support remains uncertain. The bag ban legislation sponsored...

Bill would make temporary tax break on unoccupied residential units permanent

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has approved legislation that will make permanent tax exemptions that apply to residential properties that are under construction or...

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