Updated March 25 at 6:25am
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Republicans scrapped a vote on the embattled health care bill Friday as a growing number of Republicans declared they opposed the latest version just a day after President Donald Trump demanded a do-or-die vote on the longtime GOP priority. more
President Donald Trump won an important victory in his efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries, even though he still can’t enforce it. more
The Trump administration doubled down on its demand that House Republican leaders hold a vote Friday on their embattled health care bill without any changes and with lingering uncertainty about whether they have enough support to pass the measure. more
The R.I. Senate on Thursday unanimously elected North Providence Democrat Dominick J. Ruggerio as its president, a day after Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, resigned from the leadership post to take a job with a hospital association. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo warned on Thursday against the effects of Trumpcare, the president’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act, saying it would put in jeopardy health insurance coverage for 70,000 Rhode Islanders. more
The majority of business owners believe that economic conditions will improve this year, according to the Citizens Commercial Banking Survey released this week that examined the effect of the presidential election on future mergers and acquisitions. more
(Updated 6 p.m.) In a surprise midsession move, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced on Wednesday she will leave her post as one of the most powerful politicians in the state to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. more
(Updated, March 22, 1:24 p.m.) A two-part series by PBN staff writers Mary MacDonald and Eli Sherman on the Providence 6-10 Connector controversy took first place in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual Best in Business competition. more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
(Updated 3:04 and 3:57 p.m.) “Reckless and unrealistic.” “An assault to our values as Rhode Islanders.” more
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