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McCarthy’s last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed in dramatic fashion Friday as a robust...

Senate confirms 2 new CRMC members

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council will have an easier time meeting quorum requirements, thanks to two new appointments confirmed by the Rhode Island...

R.I. Senate passes shoreline access bill 

After decades of debate, each chamber of the Rhode Island General Assembly has finally reached agreement on defining public shoreline access.  The only problem? The...

Activists call on Senate to ask questions of new cannabis board...

PROVIDENCE – A small group of social justice advocates gathered in front of the Statehouse Thursday to call on the Senate to use a...

McKee signs bill to fund abortion coverage for state workers and...

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a bill into law Thursday that would let state funds be used to pay for health...

Powell signals increased rate hikes if economy stays strong

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve could increase the size of its interest rate hikes and raise borrowing costs to higher levels than previously...

Senate moves to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate moved quickly Thursday to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders warned would have had...
THE R.I. STATEHOUSE will reopen to the public and employees on a limited basis June 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO / NICOLE DOTZENROD

Statehouse to reopen June 1 with some COVID-19 precautions

PROVIDENCE – The Statehouse will reopen to the public and employees on June 1 but on a limited basis and with some safety measures,...
THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Should Rhode Island gradually increase its minimum wage to $15 an...

The state Senate on Feb. 10 approved a gradual increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 per hour by 2025. Proponents say...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Senate approves mobile sports betting

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill allowing mobile sports betting through Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton. “The new in-person Sportsbook...
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