Rhode Island begins operating under new budget

July 29, 2015 0 comments

The Ocean State began operating under a new state budget July 1, after it was passed unanimously by the Rhode Island House of Representatives and confirmed by all but three state senators.

A Brown Bites Guide: The Shark Bar and Grille Bribery

June 15, 2015 0 comments

The following is a summary of Gordon Fox’s arrest and sentencing, as well as what this means for the fate of Shark Bar and Grille.

On the night of her election, Gov. Gina Raimondo promised Rhode Islanders economic reform focused on cutting down on government excess and streamlining fiscal efficiency as well as elimination of insider favoring.

Raimondo focuses on economic recovery, gender equality in the workplace

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Raimondo has begun her efforts to remedy the situation by highlighting the jobs portion of her budget — including a number of tax incentives and investments.

More infants born with prior exposure to alcohol, drugs

April 23, 2015 0 comments

The rate of babies being born with neonatal abstinence syndrome in Rhode Island has doubled between 2006 and 2013.

Marissa Quinn, director of communications at the Watson Institute, said she will aim to “bring sound judgment” to the R.I. Ethics Commission.

Quinn selected to join Rhode Island Ethics Commission

April 23, 2015 0 comments

Marisa Quinn, director of communications and outreach at the Watson Institute, was appointed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.

Q&A: Possible presidential hopeful Chafee eyes international influence

Q&A: Possible presidential hopeful Chafee eyes international influence

April 22, 2015 0 comments

The former R.I. governor spoke about his decision to consider running, the issues that drive him and what sets him apart from frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Spotlight on the Statehouse: April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 0 comments

Pawtucket Red Sox owners unveiled their proposal for a new Providence stadium April 16.

Raimondo seeks Social Security tax exemption

April 21, 2015 0 comments

Raimondo included a provision in her budget proposal last month that would eliminate the Social Security tax for low- and middle-income recipients.

The so-called Airbnb tax aims to create equity in the state tax code between alternative property rental platforms and traditional hotels.

New tax targets Airbnb-style rentals

April 16, 2015 0 comments

Companies that provide alternative lodging have not traditionally paid lodging taxes but will face a 13 percent tax if Raimondo’s budget proposal is passed.

Construction on the South Street Power Station, formerly known as Dynamo House, is expected to reach completion two months later than originally anticipated and be ready for use in November 2016.

Dynamo opening delayed two months

April 16, 2015 0 comments

The nursing education center to be housed in the former South Street Power station will open in November 2016.