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McKee signs $13.9B fiscal 2025 state budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday signed the state’s $13.9 billion fiscal 2025 budget that begins July 1.  Inside the State Room of...

Senate approves $13.9B state budget

PROVIDENCE – By a 34-1 vote, the Senate around midnight approved a $13.9 billion fiscal 2025 budget, the final deliberation before the spending package...

Lawmakers make late-session push for health care reform

PROVIDENCE – As the General Assembly session is winding down, lawmakers in both chambers are teaming up to get a series of bills passed...

Gaming officials question Bally’s commitment to sports betting in Mass.

PROVIDENCE – As competition heats up among states for a slice of the sports betting pie, the performance of one of Rhode Island’s central...

McKee’s proposed cabinet raises include 43% boost for health director

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Administration on Tuesday held a brief public hearing on proposed salary increases for a dozen members of Gov....

Sales tax cut discussion on hold

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is still trying to provide tax relief to state business and residents even though he failed to reduce...

General Assembly opens 2024 legislative session 

PROVIDENCE – State lawmakers convened on Smith Hill Tuesday to officially start the 2024 legislative session, in which House and Senate leaders delivered opening...

Senate leadership seeks statewide property tax relief 

PROVIDENCE – Among the priorities for Senate leaders in the 2024 legislative session that begins on Jan. 2. is simplifying the property tax exemption...

State officials announce picks for cannabis advisory board

PROVIDENCE –  State leaders charged with appointing the 11 voting members of the Cannabis Advisory Board, which will advise the recently created Cannabis Control...

Sen. Miller pleads no contest in car-keying case

PROVIDENCE – A state lawmaker on Tuesday pleaded no contest in Kent County District Court to two misdemeanor counts after being arraigned on vandalism...
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