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McKee proposes $3.8m to help most at risk afford expected electricity rate increases this winter

The Office of Energy Resources proposes using the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds, which could help defray — but not entirely offset — the expected rate increase for as many as 39,000 low-income electricity customers.


The political intrigue behind an elected school board in Providence

The City Council is scrambling to try to override the mayor's veto before today's 4 p.m. deadline for ballot questions.


A cowardly political strategy in Rhode Island

By skipping some high-profile debates, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and state treasurer candidate James Diossa are depriving voters and disrespecting their opponents.


R.I. could elect its first transgender state legislator this year

Amid a national surge in legislation aimed at limiting LGBTQ rights, three transgender candidates are running for General Assembly seats in Democratic primaries.


Fung breaks his silence about Kevin McCarthy’s visit to R.I.

The Republican 2nd Congressional District candidate said the House GOP leader plans to put him on “the most important committees.”


SCOOP: Seth Magaziner has moved to Cranston, in the 2nd District

Magaziner, who is running for Congress to replace James Langevin, moved with his family from the house they own on Providence's East Side to a rented house in Cranston's Edgewood neighborhood.


The Kevin McCarthy visit to Rhode Island

McCarthy did one interview, with Channel 10 anchor Gene Valicenti, and stuck to GOP talking points: inflation, energy costs, support for law enforcement, and a parents’ bill of rights.

How working on the ‘CHIPS’ bill made Gina Raimondo a favorite Cabinet secretary on Capitol Hill

Top congressional players on the bill touted Raimondo’s bipartisan and business sensibilities as a former venture capital executive, saying those were crucial in the negotiations. The legislation is designed to alleviate the nation’s supply chain issues.