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NEWPORT – Newport residents fighting the proposed expansion of gambling at Newport Grand have sued the state to block the Nov. 4 referendum, calling it “unconstitutional,” The Associated Press reported last week. more
On any day, a business may encounter a crisis situation that threatens to undermine its good will in the community and may result in substantial legal exposure. In a crisis, it is critical that company executives hear viewpoints from both lawyers … more
Two public goods should come from completion of the investigation and prosecution of Gordon D. Fox, former speaker of the R.I. House, last week. The first is obviously the conviction and sentencing of a corrupt elected official. … more
In a wide-ranging PBN Q&A cover story this week, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo stuck to her talking points about how she feels the state must approach the coming years in order to lift itself out of the hole Rhode Island finds itself in. Sharp-eyed … more
Providence's new mayor, Jorge O. Elorza, may not have inherited a "Category 5 Hurricane" budget situation, as his predecessor, Angel Taveras famously said a few weeks into his tenure. But Mr. Elorza does not have time to stop and smell the roses, … more
PROVIDENCE – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would raise Rhode Island's "subminimum wage" for tipped workers for the first time in nearly two decades and bring it in line with … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month signed an executive order immediately initiating a comprehensive review process for all regulations enforced by the executive branch. The order left in place the regulatory pause announced by the … more
No fewer than five contenders are atop the crowded Republican presidential pack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday. more
PROVIDENCE – In effort to stave off the effects of increased gambling in Massachusetts, the General Assembly last month approved several measures concerning Lincoln’s Twin River gaming facility in the final days of the 2014 legislative session. more
Providence was at a crossroads when I became mayor three and a half years ago. A $110 million structural budget deficit threatened our capital city with bankruptcy. Unemployment was far too high, private-sector investment too scarce and our housing market continued to suffer from the effects of America’s national recession. more
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