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NO INCOME TAX: Republican gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce said he would cut spending by eliminating “complete budgets,” such as the Department of Revenue and the Department of Motor Vehicles, to make up the difference for his proposal to get rid of the state income tax.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Self-described visionary and GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt...

Giovanni Feroce sees himself as a proven leader, a visionary, someone who can create an economic future for Rhode Island as a hub for...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
EXIT 3 on I-195 West will be closed starting Sunday through the fall of 2019. RIDOT encourages drivers to take Exit 2 to reach Gano Street during the closure. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-195 W Exit 3 ramp closing Sunday through 2019 fall

PROVIDENCE – The Exit 3 Gano Street offramp from Interstate 195 West in Providence will be closed effective Sunday night though the fall of...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...
THE RHODE ISLAND TRUCKING ASSOCIATION says the annual Trucking Association Executives Council conference, which was estimated to generate $1 million in tourism, has moved from Newport to Rockport, Maine, due to the Ocean State's RhodeWorks truck-tolling policies.

RITA: Truck tolling cost R.I. $1M in tourism

PAWTUCKET – The annual Trucking Association Executives Council industry conference that was expected to generate an estimated $1 million for Rhode Island has been...

American Trucking Assoc. sues RIDOT over truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – The American Trucking Association has filed a lawsuit against Peter Alviti Jr. and the R.I. Department of Transportation, alleging that a new...

American Trucking Assoc. sues RIDOT over truck tolls

PROVIDENCE – The American Trucking Association has filed a complaint against Peter Alviti Jr. and the R.I. Department of Transportation, alleging that the new...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...
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