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video: NEW: Speaker Fox Comes Out in Favor of the Master Lever

House Speaker Gordon Fox in a live interview with RIFuture.org's Bob Plain, came out in favor of the master lever. Responding to Ken...

Half of RI Taxpayers Lose out on Car Tax Money

The current system of state aid tied to car taxes rewards communities with higher tax rates, punishes those with lower rates, and effectively forces nearly...

NEW: Coventry Fire Protection Task Force Seeking a Long-Term Solution

A group of forty Coventry residents is volunteering time to define fire protection alternatives for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD) in the wake of...

NEW: Sequester Navy Budget Cuts Cancel RI’s Blue Angels, Navy Week

The Blue Angels will be absent from RI skies this year, owing to sequestration-levied budget cuts to the Navy. Photo: Jon Sullivan/Wikipedia

The Blue Angels will not be flying over Rhode Island this summer, as the Navy continues to cut its budgets under the pressure of sequestration....

Rhode Island’s Car Insurance Rates Highest In New England

Feel like you're paying a lot for car insurance? If you live in Rhode Island, you are.

We might complain about rush hour in downtown Providence or the crazy merges on I95, but now Rhode Island drivers can add one more hardship...

NEW: URI Undergraduates Get a Jumpstart on Oceanography Graduate Degree

The Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island is providing URI undergraduates interested in earning a Master of Oceanography degree with a...

NEW: Langevin Supports Obama’s Overall Budget Message

Congressman James Langevin on the campaign trail in November. Photo by Tracey C. O'Neill

Congressman Jim Langevin responded to the release of the President's budget proposal,supporting the overall message and not his social security plan.

NEW: Right to Vote Guaranteed to Those in Line at the Polls

The RI Senate passed legislation guaranteeing the right to vote to all  voters in line at the polls on election days.

Legislation was approved by the Senate to guarantee that any voters in line when the polls officially close, even those standing outside the polling place,...

NEW: Brown Announces $44 Million in Gifts for School of Engineering

Brown University

Brown University has announced today that new gifts totaling $44 million have launched a $160-million campaign for the School of Engineering.

NEW: Ken Block Says Master Lever May Have Helped Fox Avoid Defeat

Voting reform advocate Ken Block released data showing that killing the master lever legislation helped Gordon Fox win election.

Reform advocate Ken Block released data showing that killing the Master Lever legislation helped House Speaker Gordon Fox avoid defeat in November.

Julia Steiny: At Last! A Computer Science Course For All Kids

The classroom reverberates with a lot of boom, bang, thwring, crash!  When the door opens, kids seem to be watching a big-screen video...

RI DBR Lacks Power Over Lifespan’s Offshore Businesses

Fallout from the announcement that offshore insurers are responsible for the solvency and safety of Rhode Island’s primary healthcare systems continues to create...

Gaming in NE: Worcester Slots Proposal Heats Up

Can a slots parlor in Worcester vie for Massachuetts sole slots license?

The New England casino market is heating up with a proposal for a slots-only facility in Worcester fully underway, following a heated public forum at...

NEW: Power Surge Destroys DEM’s Phone System

A power surge in the telephone equipment room at the Department of Environmental Management’s Providence headquarters last night destroyed the phone system&rsquo...

Leonardo Angiulo: MA Court Takes Hit of Justice in Marijuana Rulings

The transition into decriminalized marijuana is a tough one, and will be faced by many communities across the nation in the near future.  With...

House GOP Invites Colt and Beretta to Relocate Business to RI

House Republicans, taking a stance on job creation have invited the manufacturer of Colt and Beretta firearms to relocate their business from their present homes...

Lifespan and its Subsidiaries Insured Offshore

Lifespan Corporation and its subsidiaries are insured by a self-owned foreign insurer domiciled offshore in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Lifespan Corporation, who recently announced financial difficulties and pending cost reductions, is insuring itself through an offshore insurer.The number one provider of medical services...

2013 Kids Count Factbook: RI 10th in Children’s Health Coverage

Rhode Island Kids Count released its 2013 Factbook at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick today.

The 2013 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook released today shows that while improvements have been made in health and safety indicators, poverty and unemployment continue to...

NEW: RI Seniors’ Medicare Prescription Savings—Interactive Map

Nearly 14,000 Rhode Island seniors saved over $8 million dollars through prescription drug discounts in 2012, according to the latest data, and a new interactive map shows where...

RI State Report: Marijuana Decriminalization & Safer Schools

Not surprisingly, this week’s State Report centers on the long-awaited enactment of Rhode Island’s marijuana decriminalization law. Also on the docket...

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