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Raimondo to release proposed state budget plan

Raimondo to release proposed state budget plan

Raimondo says the state faces tough choices because of the deficit, which stands at about $200 million largely due to increasing costs of Medicaid and aid to municipalities.MORE

Ruggerio introduces mobile sports betting bill

Ruggerio introduces mobile sports betting bill

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Can’t make it to the casino to make a sports bet? One state leader wants an app for that. Senate President Dominick Ruggerio introduced a bill Wednesday that would legalize mobile sports betting. He said it could help curb the crowds at Twin River and bring in more revenue…MORE

Four DCYF workers sidelined after death of girl, 9

Four DCYF workers sidelined after death of girl, 9

Four workers at Rhode Island’s Department for Children, Youth and families have been sidelined pending a review, following the death of an adopted, nine-year old girl with cerebral palsy who once was in care of the child welfare agency, and was one of eight children found in squalid conditions January 3 in a home on Oakland Beach Avenue in Warwick. MORE

Boy praised for actions during fire at children’s hospital

Boy praised for actions during fire at children’s hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A young boy is being praised for helping to alert firefighters to a fire at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Hospital spokesman David Levesque says the elementary-school age boy was visiting his sibling at the hospital in Providence when the fire broke out shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Nobody was injured. The boy…MORE

Education a focal point of Raimondo’s State of the State

Education a focal point of Raimondo’s State of the State

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News In her first State of the State address of her second term, Governor Gina Raimondo spent time discussing what she saw as Rhode Island’s successes – more jobs, better roads and bridges – but cited ongoing struggles in public education. She called for the state to do “whatever it takes…MORE

Man surrenders in 2nd homicide of 2019 in Providence

Man surrenders in 2nd homicide of 2019 in Providence

A man was in custody after walking in to police headquarters late Tuesday morning to say that he stabbed his girlfriend to death in an apartment in the Elmhurst neighborhood, apparently the second homicide of 2019 in the capital city.MORE

Preview: State of the State

Preview: State of the State

By WPRO News Governor Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address is set to strike a similar tone to speeches she’s given recently, telling reporters she plans to keep a continued focus on job training, education, and building on economic development from the past years. “Now the second term has to be focused on expanding…MORE

RI food stamp recipients told government shutdown may bring disruption

RI food stamp recipients told government shutdown may bring disruption

The head of the state agency that distributes federal food stamp benefits to about 150,000 Rhode Islanders says there’s been little disruption to the SNAP program as a result of the federal government shutdown, but recipients are being told to expect some changes, and to make adjustments. MORE

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