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NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
SPORTS BETTING in Rhode Island launched Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports betting launches at Twin River Casino

LINCOLN – Live sports betting launched at Twin River Casino Monday at an event with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick...

IGT inks 3-casino betting deal with Choctaw Indians in Mississippi

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC has extended its sports-betting services to tribal gaming in Mississippi, the company announced in a press release.Under a...
NO INCOME TAX: Republican gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce said he would cut spending by eliminating “complete budgets,” such as the Department of Revenue and the Department of Motor Vehicles, to make up the difference for his proposal to get rid of the state income tax.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Self-described visionary and GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt...

Giovanni Feroce sees himself as a proven leader, a visionary, someone who can create an economic future for Rhode Island as a hub for...
STATE, LOTTERY, local technology vendors reach agreement about sports betting management and announce tentative start date for mid-November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Start date, management team announced for R.I. sports betting

PROVIDENCE - Sports betting is expected to be available at the state's two Rhode Island-based casinos in mid-November after a three-party oversight agreement was...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...

Twin River enters merger agreement with Del.-based Dover Downs, plans to...

LINCOLN - Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. of Dover, Del.,...

IGT provides tech platform for N.J. legalized sports betting

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC, a gaming technology, products and services company with offices in Providence, is powering legalized sports betting in New Jersey.According...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved a $9.6 billion budget to be sent to Governor Gina M. Raimondo to sign. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly approves $9.6B budget for FY 2019

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly passed a $9.6 billion fiscal year 2019 budget Wednesday that, among many things, provides for the legalization of gambling...
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