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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...
TWO TRUCK TOLL GANTRIES are scheduled to go live on June 11 on I-95 north and south. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SAM HODGSON

RIDOT: 2 truck tolls to go live June 11

PROVIDENCE -  The R.I. Department of Transportation will begin tractor trailer truck tolling June 11 at two locations along Interstate 95, RIDOT announced Tuesday.One...
RIDOT WILL SPEND $90 million on 2018 paving projects. Above, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT says investment in 2018 paving projects will total $90M

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will invest more than $90 million in 2018 paving projects, the department announced Thursday.RIDOT said it has...
THE NEW PROVIDENCE RIVER BRIDGE construction completion, originally scheduled for the fall, has been pushed back until the summer of 2019. / COURTESY INFORM STUDIO

Completion of Providence River pedestrian bridge pushed back

PROVIDENCE — Walkers and bikers alike will have to wait a while longer to trek across the Providence River via the new pedestrian bridge...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his proposal for infrastructure investment that shifts much of the funding from federal to local, state and private investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump introduces infrastructure proposal, local impact unclear

PROVIDENCE – The new infrastructure bill out forth by President Donald Trump this week proposed a $200 billion, 10-year federal investment that the White...
ROCKY ROADS:: Originally installed as a temporary fix 15 years ago, the braces under the connector for routes 6 and 10 in Providence have deteriorated to the point where they need to be replaced. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is the state doing enough to combat its growing inventory of...

While the Ocean State continues to rank highly in the nation for year-over-year growth in construction industry employment, it is still far behind its...
PETER ALVITI JR., director of the state Department of Transportation, said the truck toll revenue will play a role in the rebuilding of the state's infrastructure. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Kapsch TrafficCom wins contract for RIDOT’s new truck-only tolling program

The R.I. Department of Transportation signed a contract with Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Inc. to design and build the electronic facilities and infrastructure for the...
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