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NEW: Lawmaker Call for Stricter Sex Offender Laws

Rep. James N. McLaughlin (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) has introduced a bill allowing the court to take into account an individual’s prior sex...

RI Rated Among Worst in Country for Government Transparency

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the country for providing online access to information about government spending, according to the new study...

NEW: Council President Says Without Concessions, Providence Will Go Bankrupt

City Council President Michael Solomon said Wednesday that if Providence doesn't receive concessions from retirees and increased payments from tax-exempt institutions, the cash-strapped capital...

Julia Steiny: Girl Scouts Celebrates 100 years of Building Courage, Confidence and Character

Julia Steiny praises the Girl Scouts for recruiting and training people to be what researcher Robert Balfanz calls “second-shift adults."

NEW: Providence’s Credit Rating Downgraded Three Notches

Fitch Ratings today downgraded Providence's credit rating by three notches as a result of the capital city's deteriorating fiscal condition.

video: NEW: Dems Release Video Ripping Doherty

The State Democratic Party has released a YouTube video criticizing Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty.

Lawmakers Dish Out Millions in Controversial Legislative Grants

The money will go to everything from local Babe Ruth leagues and community centers to libraries and church groups, but critics of the nearly $2 million...

NEW: Chafee to Name First Female Public Defender

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his nomination of Mary S. McElroy, a career public defender with nearly twenty years of experience at the state...

NEW: Group Calls on State Rep. to Recuse Herself from Vote

Yesterday Common Cause Rhode Island wrote a letter to Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt asking her to withdraw her sponsorship, and recuse herself from further participation with...

The Cost of Living: Study Says Rent is Too High in RI

A minimum wage worker would have to work 96 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, in order to afford a two bedroom apartment in Rhode Island,...

NEW: Central Falls to Create Charter Review Commission

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced Tuesday that, after stabilizing Central Falls’ municipal finances, the Office of the Receiver is seeking volunteers from Central Falls...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Terry Gorman: Illegal Aliens Drive Up Hospital Costs

The president of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement blames illegal immigrants for the millions of dollars in uncompensated care local hospitals provide each year.

NEW: Sen. Reed Says Transportation Bill will Bring $515 Million to RI

U.S. Senator Jack Reed estimates the transportation bill moving through Congress could provide Rhode Island with about $515 million over the next two years to...

Dan Lawlor: The DREAM Act is a No-Brainer

Dan Lawlor explains why allowing illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition is the right step for Rhode Island and the country.

NEW: Newport Company Purchases Papa Razzi Restaurant Chain

Newport Harbor Corporation has announced its agreement to purchase seven Papa Razzi restaurants. Papa Razzi, a Boston based modern Italian restaurant chain, was previously owned...

NEW: Whitehouse Applauds Crack Down on China’s Hoarding of Rare Earth Materials

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below regarding today’s announcement by the Obama Administration of a new effort to end...

NEW: Lawmaker Re-Introduces Legislation to Require EDC Projects to Conform to State Regulations

Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) is again working to enact law clearly directing the RI Economic Development Corporation and its subsidiaries to...

NEW: Deadline Extended for Providence Homestead Exemption Applications

Because of changes to the ordinance governing the City of Providence’s homestead exemption, every Providence homeowner is required to reapply this year for...

Providence’s Next Battle: Will the Hospitals Pony Up?

More than a month after Mayor Angel Taveras called on Providence’s tax-exempt institutions to contribute just over $7 million to help the cash-strapped city...

NEW: State Rep. Pushing 4 ‘Tax the Rich’ Proposals

Rep. Scott J. Guthrie (D-Dist. 28, Coventry) has proposed four plans to raise more revenues and ease the state’s continuing budget deficit crunch.

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