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NEWPORT – Voters here will again face a vote on whether Newport Grand should add table games, after the City Council approved a casino referendum on the Election Day ballot, the Newport Daily News reported. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller and Rep. Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, announced plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. more
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has introduced legislation designed to expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s “certificate of need” process that caused pain-management company Pentec Health to stop treating its Rhode Island patients last year. more
Lincoln D. Chafee has been a Republican, an independent and, for the past few months, a Democrat, along the winding political trail that’s taken him from mayor of Warwick to U.S. senator and, for the last three years, governor. more
U.S. budget negotiators are nearing a deal to trim automatic spending cuts that might break a three-year cycle of failed fiscal talks in Washington. more
Although his plan to expand the Newport Grand slot parlor into a full casino was rejected by local voters, developer Joseph Paolino Jr. said Wednesday he has not ruled out investing in the property. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
The General Assembly on Wednesday passed the Renewable Energy Growth Program bill, establishing a 160-megawatt, five-year program to finance solar and other distributed generation projects and earning praise from the New England Clean Energy Council. more
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