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Should municipal employees and teachers in Rhode Island have their contracts automatically extended while new contracts are negotiated? That is the question being mulled by the Rhode Island House … more
By JOHN HOWELL -- The decision of the House leadership not to override the governor’s veto of what has become known as the “evergreen bill” dealt a psychological blow to unions while local leaders applaud the move. more
BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD -- Rhode Island is making national news by becoming the ninth state to pass an Automatic Voter Registration bill, which automatically registers eligible citizens to vote when interacting with the Department of Motor Vehicles. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Starting now, Rhode Island residents under 19 will be eligible to apply for the Rhode Island Promise scholarship, which will cover all tuition and related fees at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). more
Without outlining the specifics of how it could be accomplished in the face of projections of lower state revenues, House Majority Leader and Warwick Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi said Wednesday he believes legislators would take the more
By JOHN HOWELL -- When Chris Mirmirani heard Friday that Benny's would be closing all of their stores by the end of the year, he knew where he wanted to be Saturday morning. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The fate of whether or not municipal employees and teachers will have their contracts extended indefinitely until they reach terms for a new contract now lies solely in the hands of Governor Gina Raimondo, as the bill that originated in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A large crowd descended onto Airport Road on Wednesday afternoon to witness the official inaugural sendoff of the New England Patriots' personalized aircraft more
By THOMAS GREENBERG -- As Governor Gina Raimondo dished out free Del’s Lemonade to students Tuesday afternoon, her Promise Program was dishing out free education to many of those same students. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- 2017 graduate James Kozusko plans to be an accountant, so it's not surprising he did the math when two years of free tuition at the Community College of Rhode Island became available on Aug. 3. more
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