“I think they should have included an alternative,” House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said, as reaction to the budget began to pour in.
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Here’s a cheat sheet breaking down what you need to know about the $9.4-billion proposal, which came out Thursday afternoon.
The memo emerged just before Speaker Mattiello’s closed-door caucus of House Democrats to discuss the stadium debate.
One day before releasing her tax-and-spending plan, Raimondo also offered additional details on a proposal to spend $1 billion on school rep…
His comments came the week after Brown and Prospect Medical Holdings went public with their own alternative takeover proposal.
The speaker’s move comes one day after the Senate approved legislation for taxpayers to help cover the cost of a new stadium.
The first-term Democrat trumpeted “progress” in the annual speech, as her GOP challengers quickly tried to poke holes in her message.
The governor said she will “be talking about how far we’ve come – but also how much further we still need to go.”
West Warwick-based Dryvit employs roughly 150 people locally, but its CEO is unhappy its product is banned in downtown Providence.
The mall will be closed for the remainder of the evening, according to a spokesperson for its parent company.
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Senate President Dominick Ruggerio charges that House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello “routinely obstructs the operations of the Senate.”
However, the company is still seeking to increase gas and electric rates by roughly $45 million a year starting in September.
Care New England, parent of Women & Infants, is Rhode Island’s second-largest hospital system and one of its largest employers.
“We have to really do something about this,” Rep. Lauren Carson argued, saying she’s receiving mounting complaints from her constituents.
The Pawtucket Democrat, son of a longtime former city mayor, was first elected to the Senate in 2004.
Rhode Island now has representation on all three of the committees Senate Democrats have identified as the most powerful.
Rhode Island will hold its primary on Wednesday, Sept. 12, while Massachusetts will hold its primary the day after Labor Day.
A utility in Massachusetts has already announced it will pass along some of its millions of dollars in tax savings to customers.
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The 59-year-old Democrat from Barrington has represented House District 66 since 2008.
Some residents have taken to social media to urge the governor to issue such a declaration.
Rhode Island’s largest private company also said Thursday it expects its proposed mega-merger with Aetna to close later this year.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito warned Southeastern Massachusetts residents to “be prepared for prolonged outages, given the forecast.”
The State Emergency Operations Center at RIEMA’s facility in Cranston was activated at 2 a.m. to monitor the snowstorm, Peter Gaynor said.