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McKee standing firm on taxing PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is standing firm on his commitment to taxing Paycheck Protection Program loans greater than $150,000. McKee made his position...

Matos confirmed as R.I.’s 70th lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to confirm Sabina Matos as the state’s 70th lieutenant governor on Tuesday at Rhode Island College. Matos, 47, who...

Nomination of Matos as lt. gov. heads to Senate

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will soon have a new lieutenant governor, as Gov. Daniel J. McKee nominated Providence City Council President Sabina Matos at...
THE HOTEL HIVE PROVIDENCE project on Westminster Street is one of the projects that has received a tax break from the city. The development is on hold due to the pandemic, with the developer considering asking for an extension on deadlines in agreements with the city. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Do proposed changes to city’s policy on tax breaks threaten development?

Tax breaks are one way the city of Providence has persuaded developers to build or rehabilitate properties, but a proposal to overhaul the terms...

Hotel Hive project on hold; developer may seek deadline extension

PROVIDENCE – A controversial tax deal inked between the city and a hotel developer may need to be revised due to the pandemic. Jim Abdo,...

Providence weighs ordinance strengthening anti-discrimination in housing

PROVIDENCE – An ordinance that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their source of income is under consideration by the City...

Wage requirements in Providence TSA proposal pit developers against unions

PROVIDENCE – A proposal to add wage and labor requirements for developers whose projects receive property tax breaks in the city has fanned flames...

Providence City Council looks to expand authority over tax breaks to...

PROVIDENCE – After failed attempts to remove politics from the city’s process for giving tax breaks to developers, the Providence City Council appears to...

TSA changes would slow development

It will be interesting to hear how developers react to newly proposed changes to tax-stabilization agreements in Providence. As proposed by Providence City Council President...

Providence extends #ReThinkPVD campaign to aid local vendors

PROVIDENCE – The city has extended the #ReThinkPVD campaign through Jan. 1 to aid local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

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