Rhode Island’s top lawmakers welcomed even larger Democratic supermajorities on Tuesday’s first day of the legislative session.
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While most of the Rhode Island state lawmakers being sworn in Tuesday are re-elected incumbents, one in seven are new faces.
This weekend’s RI politics roundup includes Raimondo’s personnel moves, manufacturing jobs misfortune and Jack Reed’s Secret Santa.
Rhode Island’s No. 2 hospital group lost money for a second year due to red ink at Memorial Hospital and a cost-cutting push.
The share of local workers with jobs in manufacturing plunged from 40% in 1980 to 11% in 2014, a Fed researcher reports.
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The R.I. Commerce Corp. hired a consultant this week to help plan a competition for the effort, a key priority for the governor.
It’s the second time this month a federal agency has sought additional information about the $364-million new computer system.
The departure of Deputy Secretary Thomas Callahan comes just six months after he joined the quasi-public agency.
The Fortune 100 company, which will seek nearly $5 million in tax breaks, is the third major corporation to add tech jobs in Providence rece…
Your Saturday morning roundup on Rhode Island politics, including Raimondo’s good jobs trend and Whitehouse’s Trump thoughts.
Governor Raimondo has scheduled a Monday announcement about “economic development” involving the Fortune 100 company.
The company, founded by a University of Rhode Island graduate, is famed for making the annual White House Christmas ornament.
Governor Raimondo declared that “instead of losing 65 good-paying jobs to Boston, we’re going to create nearly 300.”
The company, a division of British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, bought local startup ShapeUp last winter.
The uptick in the unfunded pension liability follows a down year for the state’s investment portfolio, which lost 0.2% in 2015-16.
The governor said taxpayers will finally see significant construction on the old highway land “in just a few short months.”
The proposal for an innovation complex on the old 195 land has become one of Governor Raimondo’s signature initiatives.
“This cannot become a partisan issue,” the pair and two other top senators said Sunday. “The stakes are too high for our country.”
The letter is the latest in a cascade of criticism over UHIP, which launched in September and has been plagued by problems ever since.
Your Saturday morning roundup on all things Rhode Island politics, including the budget outlook, McNamara’s abortion change and more.
Governor Raimondo said the revamped $400-million proposal will improve safety while enhancing the area around the 1.6-mile expressway.
“It’s no secret the state continues to face some structural budget problems,” the House’s fiscal expert warned lawmakers Tuesday.
The long-delayed computer upgrade for the Division of Motor Vehicles has reportedly cost almost $47 million so far.
Your Saturday morning roundup on Rhode Island politics, including looking ahead to 2018 and a new Gina Raimondo challenger.