Category: Government

RI Lawmakers split over mail ballots

Rhode Island state election officials are gearing up for a tidal wave of mail ballots this fall. “The equipment, the envelopes, we are in a pandemic. There are shortages of all sorts of things. There are 49 other states that are also trying to do voting at home,” said Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. A…

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New Data Shows RI’s Economy Is Collapsing in Key Sectors, While Small Biz Await Plan From Raimondo

New data shows that key sectors of Rhode Island’s economy are collapsing and dramatically trail the rest of New England and the country due to the impact of the coronavirus. Rhode Island’s two largest sectors — healthcare and hospitality — are in free fall. The arts and entertainment sector has been devasted across the country…

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House GOP leader cites ’overpayments’ in proposed IGT deal

PROVIDENCE — While Governor Raimondo has put her stamp of approval on the latest version of the proposed no-bid, 20-year Lottery deal for IGT — and top legislative leaders have also endorsed it. House Republican Leader Blake Filippi is questioning a potential $660 million in “overpayments.” ‘It’s arithmetic,” said Filippi of his conclusions on how…

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