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NEW: Providence Garbage Collection Postponed Due to Weather—The city of Providence has announced that garbage…

Twin River Announces Acquisition of Newport Grand—Twin River Announces it Will Buy Newport Grand

Kwan Among Four Named by Raimondo to RI Arts Council—Gina Raimondo has announced that Michelle Kwan, Kate…

Bishop: Keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox Without Seeing More Red in Providence—So what ever happened to ‘Meds and Eds’

Leather Storrs: What’s in a Name?—“Hey Whitney, you seem a lot peppier, guess…

Exec. Director Sullivan Announces Planned Retirement From Newport Chamber—Jody Sullivan, the Executive Director of Newport County…

NEW: Vince Wilfork Releases Statement As Patriots Decline His Option—Patriots appear to be moving on from Vince…

50 Point Second Half Leads #24 PC Past Seton Hall 79-66—Friars bet Seton Hall 79-66

Bryant Beats Sacred Heart 91-85 in Double OT Thriller—Bryant beats Sacred Heart 91-85 in a double…

NEW: PC’s Henton Reaches 2,000 Career Points Milestone—LaDontae Henton becomes second Friar ever to reach…

 
 
 

NEW: Providence Councilman says He’ll “Go to War” Over Tax Hike

A supplemental tax hike to avert bankruptcy in the city of Providence is completely off the table as far the Providence City Council is concerned.

NEW: Mayor Taveras Urges Retirees, Tax-Exempts to Help Save Providence

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras addressed the residents of Providence, lawmakers and members of the press during a media conference in his office earlier today on...

NEW: Matos to be Appointed to Council Finance Committee

First-term Councilwoman Sabina Matos will replace Council President Michael Solomon, who plans to resign from the committee this week.

Julia Steiny: Providence Absenteeism Creates Tons of Problems

Julia Steiny explains just how damaging chronic absenteeism is for student.

NEW: Cranston Labeled a “Distressed Community”

The city of Cranston has been labeled a "distressed community" and is now eligible for extra state funding, according to Mayor Allan Fung.

Report Card: Rhode Island Leaders Divided Over Chafee’s Budget

GoLocalProv found that elected officials, union leaders, advocates and business leaders were divided over the Governor’s budget proposal, which seeks to increase taxes...

NEW: Senate Leader Ruggerio Introduces Legislation to Ban Animal Devocalization

Calling it inhumane to take away an animal’s voice for any reason other than medical urgency, Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio has...

NEW: Mayor Taveras Raises $194k During 4th Quarter

For the first time since taking office last January, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras flexed his fundraising muscles in the final quarter of 2011, raising just over $194,000.

NEW: Sen. Whitehouse Introduces “Buffett Rule” Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced legislation to make that goal a reality and put an end to a tax policy that often...

NEW: Lawmakers Call for More Funding for the Homeless

Representative Scott Slater and Senator John Tassoni have introduced legislation, 2012-H 7265 and 2012-S 2203, that would provide $12.5 million in funding for the NOP in the next...

Chafee’s Budget: $76 Million in New Taxes

Calling this the “year of the cities and towns,” Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed a budget that would create $75.9 million in new taxes as...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Dan Lawlor: Casinos are a Bad Bet for Rhode Island

Dan Lawlor explains why table gaming won't cure all of Rhode Island's financial woes.

Chafee’s Budget: A Win for Education

The state would fully fund the second year of the education funding formula and award $11 million in additional dollars to underfunded communities under the Governor'...

Chafee’s Budget: A Commitment to Municipalities

A large portion of the Governor's State of the State address focused on cities and towns, which he claims are in "crisis" thanks to...

Chafee’s Budget: $200 Million in Ballot Proposals

Voters will be asked to consider whether the state should borrow more than $200 million to invest in infrastructure projects this November under Governor Chafee's...

Chafee’s Budget: A Tax Amnesty Period

Governor Chafee's proposal includes a 75-day amnesty period where delinquent taxpayers would be allowed to pay their taxes without penalty, which he believes could...

Chafee’s Budget: Cuts in Health and Human Services

Health and Human services makes up the largest chunk of the state's budget, so it is almost always the first to see cuts. This...

video: Rep. Doreen Costa Reacts to State of the State

State Representative and prominent Tea Party member Doreen Costa reacts to Governor Chafee's State of the State address.

State of the State: “The Year of the Cities and Towns”

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee tonight presented his combined Budget and State of the State Address – “The Year of the Cities and...

Governor Chafee’s State of the State Address - The Full Speech

Governor Chafee on Tuesday rolled out his vision for the state and introduced his fiscal year 2013 budget. GoLocalProv has the entire 3,500 word speech.

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