Category Archives: Local News

Bill would protect value of gift cards when businesses close

Bill would protect value of gift cards when businesses close

Democratic Rep. Arthur Corvese, of North Providence, says his bill would require that businesses in the state hold funds from the sales of gift cards and gift certificates in an escrow account for at least three years or until the card or certificate is redeemed, whichever comes first.MORE

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News and the Associated Press Deloitte contract extended  Despite a botched 2016 rollout of the UHIP computer system for benefits, Deloitte will continue to oversee the system. Governor Gina Raimondo said Friday that Deloitte will remain under contract through June 2021 to operate and maintain the system. She says as part of the…MORE

State extends deal for Deloitte

State extends deal for Deloitte

By WPRO News and the Associated Press Rhode Island has extended an agreement with Deloitte, the company that designed a computer system for state benefits programs and botched the rollout. Governor Gina Raimondo said Friday that Deloitte  will remain under contract through June 2021 to operate and maintain the system. She says as part of…MORE

RI Senate votes to eliminate filibuster

RI Senate votes to eliminate filibuster

Other rule changes include allowing the Senate president to remove senators from committees “for cause,” and a ban on posters and banners on the floor.MORE

Mobster’s son charged in ex’s death held without bail

Mobster’s son charged in ex’s death held without bail

WPRO News and The Associated Press  A son of late Rhode Island mobster Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr. charged with murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend has been held without bail after a boisterous court appearance. Michael Marrapese is charged in the death of 29-year-old Lauren Ise, who was found dead Wednesday at a Cranston…MORE

There is no custom code to display.