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“I’m not going to push for it,” the governor said of the ballpark plan. “This is the mayor of Pawtucket’s initiative.”
With more than 500 doctors on staff, the new organization will instantly become one of Rhode Island’s largest physicians groups.
Governor Raimondo appears concerned about including a state guarantee for Pawtucket’s share of the stadium debt.
Spending on the program, which provides health coverage to low-income people, has grown by nearly $600 million in recent years.
State leaders have pulled the plug – for now – on the team’s proposal for a new $83-million stadium partly funded by taxpayers.
The primary election will be Sept. 19 and the special election will be Oct. 17. At least five candidates are running so far.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, toured Del Sesto Middle School and “discussed a statewide personalized learning initiative.”
Treasurer Magaziner said many of the 34 plans, with a combined shortfall of $2.4 billion, are at “dangerously low funding levels.”
Your weekly briefing on RI politics tackles the PawSox deal’s outlook, free tuition, Providence City Council drama and more.
The state’s financial outlook has gotten significantly worse in recent months.
“This Court finds that the Petitioner has not met her burden of demonstrating that the need for disclosure outweighs the need for secrecy.”
Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren acknowledged the weak numbers have been “a little bit surprising” to economists.
The Senate president argued the proposed ballpark “has the potential to be mutually beneficial to the team, city and state.”
Blue Cross wants to charge large employers nearly 12% more for medical coverage starting next January.
The graphic-design company said it decided to open a new unit’s national sales office in Providence rather than Massachusetts.
A weaker budget outlook is forcing Governor Raimondo and Speaker Mattiello to rework their tuition and car tax plans.
The team is also seeking $15 million from Pawtucket for the stadium, which would be called the “Ballpark at Slater Mill.”
The governor called the scandals at City Hall “just so frustrating and upsetting and disappointing and unacceptable.”
The two-term Coventry state representative may face Robert Flanders in a primary.
The second-term Democrat was reacting to a Washington news outlet’s investigation into lawmakers’ investments.
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In an interview on this week’s Executive Suite, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren also expressed optimism about the economy.
State leaders will have far less money to spend than they expected as they put together the new state budget in the coming weeks.
Rhode Island’s senior senator again called for an independent special prosecutor to take over the investigation of Trump and Russia.