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R.I. HOUSE FINANCE Chairman Marvin L. Abney, left, with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, on June 15 unveiled the Democrat's $9.2 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island lawmakers unveil $9B state budget for fiscal 2018

(Updated: 12:52 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a revised $9.2 billion budget for fiscal 2018, which includes broad-based spending cuts and new expenditures...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello is maintaining he won his Cranston seat, according to media reports, despite unofficial results showing him 147 votes behind challenger Steven Frias. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Mattiello introduces bill to end car tax

PROVIDENCE - House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello introduced legislation Tuesday that would end the Rhode Island excise tax on automobiles by fiscal 2024. The...
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, right, meeting with reporters last week to discuss her budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Raimondo considers altering free tuition proposal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Tuesday she will consider changing her proposal for two years of free state tuition, to make it less...
Nick Inglis

Five Questions With: Nick Inglis

Nick Inglis is the president of the Information Coalition and co-founder of the Information Governance Conference, held annually in Providence. Inglis answers PBN’s questions...
Gina M. Raimondo

Tech leaders endorse Raimondo’s R.I. Promise scholarship

PROVIDENCE – Leaders of Rhode Island’s technology and IT industries on April 12 announced the formation of an ad-hoc coalition to support Gov. Gina...
LAURIE WHITE, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber supports Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Rhode Island Promise free college tuition proposal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Greater Providence Chamber endorses governor’s free college tuition proposal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s free college tuition proposal received another endorsement on Thursday – this time from the Greater Providence Chamber of...
A NEW poll from the Bryant University Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership found support for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Rhode Island Promise free college tuition plan.

Bryant poll finds support for free college, car tax reduction

PROVIDENCE – Sixty percent of respondents to the latest poll from the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University said they are in favor...
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