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(Updated 2:48 p.m.) U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin joined a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to demand action on gun violence. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
The campaign for the U.K. to quit the European Union was forced onto the back foot Monday as momentum shifted back to “Remain” three days before the EU referendum. The pound jumped the … more
Twin River Management Group is holding a campaign kick-off rally Tuesday to garner support for Question 1 on the November ballot that would allow for construction of a casino and hotel in Tiverton. more
The General Assembly approved an $8.9 billion budget bill for fiscal 2017 that provides tax relief to retirees, enhances the state’s economic development tools, fully funds education, scales back a plan to tax medical marijuana and rolls back state beach parking fees to 2011 levels. more
The R.I. House of Representatives approved a nearly $9 billion state budget late Wednesday, which includes several tax breaks and dramatically increases the size of state … more
Contrary to the wishes of many Burrillville residents and some state lawmakers, a bill that would have given town voters the authority to decide on tax agreements between Town Council and a power plant died in the Senate on Wednesday. more
This essay forms a preface to two roundtables conducted by PBN – one for governors (present and former) and the other for business leaders. They are all engaged in understanding what makes Rhode Island tick, and more importantly, how we can get it … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, PBN invited Rhode Island's six current and former governors to discuss Rhode Island's economy and their tenures in the state's chief executive office. PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy … more
The state of Rhode Island, small in population and size, carries an outsized political reputation. Specifically, it has struggled to move past a history of political corruption and poor choices in economic development. But Rhode Islanders … more
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