According to data released Friday afternoon, the number of pending applications is fewer than 14,000.
The governor said “undeniable progress” is being made in fixing the problem-plagued computer system for benefits.
Cities and towns manage 34 independent municipal pension plans, and their combined shortfall is estimated at $2.5 billion.
The $364-million, Deloitte-built computer system has been riddled with defects that have affected health care and benefits.
The mayor said he is still seeking clarity on President Trumps’ immigration polices.
The mayor says he is seeking more clarity on sanctuary cities.
Councilors think the $400,000 should go to a program that addresses home repairs instead.
William Conley will lead the Senate Finance Committee and Erin Lynch Prata will lead the Senate Judiciary Committee.
At this time, the police union does not plan on demanding that the recruit in question be removed from the academy.
The VAMC stands behind their care, but the widow cites a document that indicates “Carcinoma of Lung” was an active problem.
The capital city receives more than $600,000 in DOJ grants each year.
Robin Muksian held the COO position for less than seven months,
John Ouimette, a longtime organized crime figure who was accused of masterminding the largest heist in state history, has died.
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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.