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    News for General News Article

    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 16, 2024 CONTACT   Olivia DaRocha Press Secretary Olivia.DaRocha@governor.ri.gov (978) 854-2191     PRESS RELEASE   Governor McKee, DEM Announce over $200,000 in Grant Awards for Community Engagement on Climate Change, Advancing Environmental Justice, And Cutting Fossil Fuels   PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Department of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Monday, February 12, 2024
    Last Week At the State House   The vote on H.7244, An Act Relating to Towns and Cities, was postponed. The bill would authorize the town of Cumberland to require the registration of wholesale, retail, commercial, professional service or manufacturing businesses situated in Cumberland. This does not mean the bill is dead, it could come back at a later date.   This Week At the State ...read more
    Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 05, 2024
    Last Week At the State House  Bill Limits Employers’ Rights  The House Labor Committee room was packed last week for the hearing on H.7106, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Labor Relations Act.  Members of the labor unions lined up to support the bill that purposes to protect the free speech rights of employees in the workplace, by barring employers from holding mandatory meetings ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Sunday, January 28, 2024
    Last Week At the State House The House Corporations Committee held, for further study, H.7089, a bill that effectively removes the ability of businesses in the retail and service industries to utilize digital coupons to market their businesses.  While the bill does not specifically ban the use of digital coupons, it does require retail and service businesses to provide consumers with a paper ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Monday, January 22, 2024
    Last Week At the State House Governor McKee delivered his “State of the State Address” as required by the Rhode Island Constitution. He highlighted what he considers his accomplishments and then he proceeded to outline his priorities for 2024 which included insights into items to be included in his FY 2025 budget proposal. The Governor’s budget was formally introduced as H.7225. As a reminder, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Monday, December 11, 2023
    BankNewport Named Top SBA 504 Third-Party Lender in Rhode Islandfor Sixth Consecutive YearFiscal Year 2023 Title is BankNewport’s 12th in 13 Years   NEWPORT, R.I. (December 8, 2023) – BankNewport was recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office as the top 504 Third Party Lender of the Year for Fiscal Year 2023. BankNewport has earned this ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release