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slides: Report: Gist Misses Most Achievement Gap Target Numbers

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, led by Commissioner Deborah Gist, released it's Comprehensive NECAP Math, Reading, and Writing Results for...

NEW: Taveras Issues Letter Opposing RI NECAP Requirements

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has issued letters opposing NECAP-linked graduation requirements to RI Senate Education Committee Chair Hanna M. Gallo and state Board of...

video: Cicilline Implores House to Reject “Making College More Expensive Act”

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today spoke out to protect student loan interest rates...

Half of RI Renters Spend Over 30% of Income on Rent

HousingWorks RI report issued this week shows half of RI renters spend over 30% of their income on housing - to the detriment of the state economy.

A report issued by HousingWorks RI today entitled, "The Complete Approach to Funding Affordable Housing" showed that half of Rhode Island renters are cost-burdened, which...

Julia Steiny: Public Schools Owe Neglected Kids More Than Academics

Dr. James Comer is a rock star in my world, with sterling credentials and a great personal story. He started as a doctor delivering babies...

NEW: Senator Whitehouse Apologizes for Comments

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued an apology for his comments on the floor of the United States Senate regarding global warming and its...

Providence Mayoral Race Taking Shape

The field of potential contenders continues to grow for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras' anticipated open seat in 2014, should the Mayor decide to make a run...

NEW: Block Announces Candidacy for Governor in 2014

Moderate Party of Rhode Island chairman Ken Block announced today he is running for Governor in 2014.  

RICares Changing Addiction Conversation

On May 31st, RICares, the local organization that works to advocate for Rhode Island's recovery community, will present a sneak preview screening of The...

Providence Pension Projection Data Raising Questions

Are municipal pension funds in RI forecasting accurately for their projected unfunded liabilities?

As the Providence City Council's Ways and Means Committee has been holding hearings on Mayor Taveras' fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, the health of the...

RI PowerPlayer: Karen Jessup

GoLocal talks today with Karen Jessup, Interim Director at the Providence Preservation Society, about her big PPS plans.

Every Monday, GoLocal sits down with a Rhode Island individual who is currently making a major impact on the state.  This week, GoLocal talks...

video: Flash Mob Takes Over RIC Graduation

The commencement at Rhode Island College was taken over by a flash mob that raised the energy level and entertained the thousands of graduates, faculty,...

New Report Shows State Workers’ Compensation Non-Competitive

State Employee compensation in Rhode Island is significantly below competitive rates nationally, according to an independent study commissioned by the State's Department of Administration ...

In Case You Missed It: 2014 Rhode Island Election Field

RI 2014 -- who's in, and who's hot?

With the announcement this week by former State Rep and Democratic Party Chair Ed Pacheco that he's running for Secretary of State in 2014, followed...

INVESTIGATION: Fire Districts Break Property Tax Cap

More than half the fire districts in Rhode Island exceeded the statewide property tax cap at least once in the last three years, according to...

Is Obama Heading Towards Nixon?  Experts Weigh In

With the current controversies surrounding President Obama, including the disclosure by the IRS it targeted conservative groups, the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press...

NEW: RI Unemployment Numbers Dropped to 8.8 Percent in April

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2013 dropped to 8.8 percent, down three-tenths...

LISTEN: Fire Districts Break Property Tax Cap

  More than half the fire districts in Rhode Island exceeded the statewide property tax cap at least once in the last three years, according...

Providence Pension Return Projection Flawed

On the heels of the Providence City Auditor's third quarter FY2013 budget analysis and projections released on May 1st showing the city on track...

Survey Reveals Disparities in Medicare Charges at Area Hospitals

The federal government via its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data revealing significant disparities in what hospitals charge for common inpatient...

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