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GA bill reignites debate to legalize recreational marijuana in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Democratic legislative leaders say they are intent on passing legislation this year to legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the Ocean State....
RHODE ISLAND SENATE President Dominick J. Ruggerio, left, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talk at the Statehouse earlier this month. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Top R.I. legislators confident recreational marijuana will pass ‘overwhelmingly’ in upcoming...

PROVIDENCE – After months of negotiations, House and Senate leaders say they're nearly ready to introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana that will have...

GA passes $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved a $13.1 billion fiscal 2022 state budget late Thursday by a vote of 30-7 that leaves untouched $1.1 billion...

Senate committee approves amended cannabis legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted in favor of passing amended legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis in the...

Inaction on marijuana legalization suits R.I. business groups

PROVIDENCE – If state lawmakers and Gov. Daniel J. McKee can’t find common ground on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use this year, most...

Solar panel development bills die in legislative session

PROVIDENCE – A bill that would have encouraged greater use of solar panels among Rhode Island’s commercial and industrial properties and another bill to...
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