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R.I. Life Science Hub looking for interim president while CEO search...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Life Science Hub is forgoing its previous “aggressive” goal of selecting a CEO this month and is instead planning to...

RIPEC: General Assembly needs to pare spending growth

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Expenditure Council urges the General Assembly to show fiscal restraint as the state faces looming deficits that could exceed...
HELPING HAND: Karen Emmes, left, a community outreach specialist for the East Providence Health Equity Zone, passes out supplies during the Touch-a-Truck event in 2022. Funding questions have put the Rhode Island HEZ initiative in doubt. 
COURTESY EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Future of R.I.’s health equity zones unclear amid funding gap

In 2015, Rhode Island pioneered the Health Equity Zone Initiative, a community-focused program meant to help fill gaps in health care. But now the...

R.I. Life Science Hub to hold inaugural summit

PROVIDENCE – As the Ocean State looks to establish itself as a stronger force in the regional biotechnology sphere, the recently formed R.I. Life...

House OKs bill prohibiting auto insurers from charging higher rates to...

PROVIDENCE – The House of Representatives has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Arthur Handy, D-Cranston, to prohibit auto insurers from charging policyholders more solely...

Lawmakers propose legislation to protect image likeness rights for college athletes

PROVIDENCE – A pair of state lawmakers introduced legislation in the R.I. General Assembly that would allow collegiate athletes to personally profit from the...

Senate leaders unveil bills to improve health care access, affordability

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Senate leaders unveiled a legislative package focused on improving health care access and affordability on Tuesday. The 25-bill package known as the...

General Assembly leaders split on tax cuts, other policy issues at...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi on Thursday expressed concerns over the state's future finances during the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's annual...
NEIL D. STEINBERG was officially confirmed Thursday by the R.I. Senate to become the Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub's board chairperson. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

R.I. Senate confirms Steinberg as life sciences hub’s board chair

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Life Sciences Hub board officially has its leader in place. The R.I. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved former Rhode Island...

Senate leadership seeks statewide property tax relief 

PROVIDENCE – Among the priorities for Senate leaders in the 2024 legislative session that begins on Jan. 2. is simplifying the property tax exemption...
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