You already know about Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposals to legalize marijuana and increase the real estate conveyance tax on properties valued at more than $500,000, but there are a handful of other taxes and fees that she is asking lawmakers to consider this year. 9:33 a.m.
A three-month investigation into the Providence group homes run by Communities for People found “incomplete and substandard” files and medication records, lack of supervision and unprofessional staff, sexual activity between youths, and, at one home, not enough food. 5:14 p.m.
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In his State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker sounded a lot like Governor Gina Raimondo did last week during her big annual speech to the Rhode Island legislature. 8:55 a.m.
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, Senator Gayle L. Goldin, and Smithfield Town Council President Suzy Alba say candidates should be allowed to tap campaign funds for child-care expenses tied to campaigning or holding office. 6:02 a.m.
With President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial set to dominate news coverage, executives at Rhode Island’s three major television stations are now facing difficult questions about when to air live coverage. 6:31 p.m.
US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was ranked the sixth-most active tweeter in the Senate last year, but you’ll probably hear a lot less from him once the opening arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial begin this afternoon. 12:55 p.m.
The Environment Council of Rhode Island disputes House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello's comments about climate change, saying investments in "climate resilience" are good for both the economy and the environment. 3:18 p.m.
We’re launching a weekly feature that will hold our leaders accountable and highlight the work of US Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and US Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline. We’ll also ask each of them to answer a different policy-related question every week. 6:00 a.m.