Your weekly briefing on RI politics explains the rise of Ruggerio, what’s next at the State House, some early 2018 moves and more.
Providence’s public safety commissioner acknowledges there are police academy recruits who do not have spotless records.
The City Council rarely blocks mayoral appointees from getting jobs in Providence.
A council advising Mayor Elorza has released a plan for targeting gun crimes.
The 68-year-old North Providence Democrat is the longest-serving member of the General Assembly.
Violent crime may be down, but police are finding more guns than ever.
Officials argue the GOP plan will cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and make insurance more expensive for older residents.
Long-serving North Providence Democrat Dominick Ruggerio is expected to succeed her as the Senate’s leader.
The Newport Democrat has led the General Assembly’s upper chamber since 2008.
Mayor Jorge Elorza is supporting the increase from $165,000 to $265,000 a year.
Construction of the 14 planned toll gantries is expected begin this fall, and the first could start operating by the end of this year.
The alleged scheme involved more than $71,000 in transactions from the Newport Fraternal Order of Police bank account.
More than 100 jurisdictions across the country are named in a new report from ICE.
City taxpayers must put $1.4 million into a fund to cover 5 loans that didn’t meet federal guidelines.
The city says legislation related to the water supply will be filed soon.
Democratic legislative leaders offered little response to the ideas, which include audits of campaign accounts and a line-item veto.
In some parts of the capital city, the recycling rate is less than 1%.
Your weekly briefing on RI politics tackles car tax repeal, Trump’s RI impact, free tuition, the jobs deficit and more.
Pawtucket’s mayor says site housing vacant department store next to I-95 may be the right fit for a new PawSox stadium.
Providence could lose $5 million if President Trump cuts the CDBG program.
The sponsored ad, purchased for $50 by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, promoted a generally positive New York Times article.
Gov. Gina Raimondo urged lawmakers to approve the proposal.
The state police hired a consultant without putting the contract – valued at $225,000 – out to bid.
Ward 3 voters will vote up or down on Councilman Jackson’s future on May 2.
Democrat Mark Santow has served on the Providence School Board since 2015.