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R.I. Board of Elections urged to let candidates use campaign funds for child care

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, Senator Gayle L. Goldin, and Smithfield Town Council President Suzy Alba say candidates should be allowed to tap campaign funds for child-care expenses tied to campaigning or holding office.

For R.I.’s TV stations, carrying the impeachment trial is no easy call

With President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial set to dominate news coverage, executives at Rhode Island’s three major television stations are now facing difficult questions about when to air live coverage.

Senator Whitehouse won’t be live-tweeting the impeachment trial

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was ranked the sixth-most active tweeter in the Senate last year, but you’ll probably hear a lot less from him once the opening arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial begin this afternoon.


A Leadership Journey begins in Providence, bringing students to Kenya, South Africa

A Providence-based nonprofit called A Leadership Journey brings students to countries such as Kenya and South Africa, aiming to foster a sense of global citizenship and leadership

Environment Council of R.I. disappointed in Mattiello’s climate change comments

The Environment Council of Rhode Island disputes House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello's comments about climate change, saying investments in "climate resilience" are good for both the economy and the environment.

Poll: Raimondo is no longer the most unpopular governor in the US

The second-term Democrat had a job approval rating of 35 percent and a disapproval rating of 55 percent.

Reed, Whitehouse gear up for Senate impeachment trial

We’re launching a weekly feature that will hold our leaders accountable and highlight the work of US Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and US Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline. We’ll also ask each of them to answer a different policy-related question every week.

Raimondo budget sets up clash with lawmakers over car tax, marijuana

The proposed budget will likely face a significant rewrite from the House Finance Committee in the coming months before a new plan is put forward in June.

You can have Christmas. R.I. has budget day!

Is there anything more exciting than budget day in Rhode Island? (Don’t answer that.)

Legislative leaders say: Nice ideas, but how will governor pay for them?

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio took part in a Globe panel discussion that took place after Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s State of the State address Tuesday.

As Raimondo enters sixth year, unemployment down but budget deficits persist

In her State of the State address, Governor Gina M. Raimondo highlights a lower state unemployment rate but she is still grappling with budget gaps.