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2nd Rhode Island town passes resolution to oppose gun bills

May. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — A second Rhode Island town declared itself a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary Monday to oppose the governor's push for stricter gun control laws. The Hopkinton Town Council passed a resolution, 3 to 2. The Burrillville Town Council passed a similar resolution last month. The...

GOP activist sues Rhode Island over launch of sports betting

May. 2, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Republican activist is suing over sports betting in Rhode Island, saying the state should have sought voter approval before legalizing and launching it. Daniel Harrop said Thursday sports betting should stop pending a statewide referendum. Former Rhode Island Republican Party...

AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Apr. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual lottery profits that they use to fund college scholarships, senior citizen services and a variety of other programs. The states are anxiously waiting on a...

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Apr. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was...

AP: Most states' sports betting revenue misses estimates

Apr. 2, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island's tax collectors. The state's sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who's going to bet against...

Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K

Mar. 29, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state lottery said Friday. Gamblers have placed a total of $53.5 million in wagers since the late November launch of...