Category Archives: Local News

An income suggestion for furloughed federal workers from a rideshare blogger

An income suggestion for furloughed federal workers from a rideshare blogger

By Paul Zangari, WPRO  News and Drive-Thru Radio Forget bake sales and walking neighbors’ dogs. A rideshare blogger says furloughed federal workers confronted with zeroes on their pay stubs should consider driving for Uber or Lyft. “Rideshare Guy” Harry Campbell says it takes a 2003-or-newer, 4-door car or SUV, a decent driving record, and ordinary insurance. And…MORE

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News Rules changes The House Rules Committee heard and made some changes to the way the House is allowed to do business. This came as a partial win for the Reform Caucus, who had proposed a requirement that bill amendments be publicly posted online 48 hours before any votes – the committee passed…MORE

Lawmakers petition Raimondo on Hasbro

Lawmakers petition Raimondo on Hasbro

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Pawtucket-based toy maker Hasbro could relocate its headquarters, which prompted Representatives from Pawtucket and surrounding areas to petition Governor Gina Raimondo to work on keeping it in the city. “Hasbro is one of Rhode Island’s greatest companies, and we want to work together with you and your administration to do…MORE

Bill introduced to expand financial literacy of students

Bill introduced to expand financial literacy of students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two Rhode Island lawmakers as well as the state’s general treasurer have introduced a bill to expand the teaching of personal finance in the state’s public high schools. The legislation introduced Thursday is sponsored by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner as well as Democratic Sen. Sandra Cano, of Pawtucket, and Democratic Rep.…MORE

Former candidate for Lt. Gov. to be policy aide to mayor

Former candidate for Lt. Gov. to be policy aide to mayor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Democrat who ran narrowly lost a bid for lieutenant governor in Rhode Island has a new job with the Providence mayor’s office. Former state Rep. Aaron Regunberg will serve as a senior policy advisor to Mayor Jorge Elorza, working on issues including universal pre-kindergarten and affordable housing. He plans to…MORE

Energy developer defends proposal for $1 billion power plant

Energy developer defends proposal for $1 billion power plant

Chicago-based developer Invenergy has proposed a $1 billion fossil fuel-burning plant in Burrillville, but the town contested Wednesday that Invenergy needs to prove the project will meet the energy needs of the region under state law.MORE

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island’s failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s videogame company.MORE

Committee approves amendment posting, sexual harassment policy changes

Committee approves amendment posting, sexual harassment policy changes

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Reform caucus members of the House didn’t get all the changes they wanted to the House rules and say there’s more to be done, but were still happy to see the addition of a requirement that bill amendments be posted publicly 24 hours before any votes. “We asked for 48…MORE

Massachusetts inching closer to licensing “cannabis cafes”

Massachusetts inching closer to licensing “cannabis cafes”

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts is inching closer to licensing so-called “cannabis cafes” where individuals could smoke the drug in a communal setting – while also allowing for the home delivery of marijuana. A panel studying the issues made several recommendations on regulations Wednesday which must still be approved by the full Cannabis Control Commission. When…MORE

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