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R.I. Senate Finance Committee to consider new taxation bills

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee will take up two competing proposals that call for increases on the state tax rate for the...

Bill filed to halt evictions; Ruggerio says a crisis was looming...

PROVIDENCE – Sen. William J. Conley Jr., D-East Providence, and Rep. Grace Diaz, D-Providence, filed legislation that would implement a moratorium on evictions and...
MARC CRISAFULLI, president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River alleged in a letter to the R.I. Senate that Gina M. Raimondo's Chief of Staff Brett Smiley threatened Twin River with consequences if it did not accept the proposed IGT lottery extension. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River says Raimondo’s chief of staff threatened company over IGT...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has released a letter written by Twin River Executive Vice President Marc Crisafulli that claims Gov. Gina...
SEN. WILLIAM CONLEY, pictured wearing a gray suite, was a key proponent for creating a Small Business Development Fund as part of the fiscal 2020 state budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

General Assembly approves its own business incentive program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers have inserted a new business incentive program into the state budget that would create a fund for private capital...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox owners share confidential financial details with state officials

PROVIDENCE – After mounting pressure to share more detailed financial statements, Pawtucket Red Sox owners on Wednesday met with state officials to do so...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.) Attendees...
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Opinion: Rhode Islanders invited to participate in PawSox hearings

On September 14, the Senate Finance Committee will begin a series of hearings on the financing proposal for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium...
BRIGHT IDEA: Christopher Morra Sr., president and CEO of National Security, shows off a solar panel system that he said in 2014 had saved the company $8,631 in 13 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. lawmakers vote to expand Renewable Energy Growth Program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation to expand a state program that encourages new installation of renewable-energy projects. The legislation –...
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