Latest Rhode Island state government News

Judge rules RI truck tolling system must end within 48 hours

Sep. 21, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Rhode Island’s truck tolling system must end within 48 hours, saying the program to fund repairs to the state’s bridges discriminates against out-of-state truckers and is unconstitutional. The RhodeWorks tolling...

Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary

Sep. 13, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office. McKee, the former lieutenant governor who became the state’s chief...

Daniel McKee wins Democratic nomination for governor in Rhode Island primary election.

Sep. 13, 2022 23:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel McKee wins Democratic nomination for governor in Rhode Island primary election.

Seth Magaziner wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District.

Sep. 13, 2022 20:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seth Magaziner wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District.

Ashley Kalus wins Republican nomination for governor in Rhode Island primary election.

Sep. 13, 2022 20:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ashley Kalus wins Republican nomination for governor in Rhode Island primary election.

What to watch in last multistate primaries of midterm season

Sep. 12, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware will host the final multistate primary elections of the 2022 midterm season Tuesday, with contests to select candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. Because of their late primaries, the winners of Tuesday's races will have a...

Man involved in shootout that injured 9 gets 14 years

Aug. 02, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another person involved in a gang shootout in a residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, last year that resulted in injuries to nine people has been sent to prison, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Thursday. Ricardo Cosme Tejada, 21,...

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

Jul. 31, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Investigation: Governor's chief of staff did not break law

Jul. 20, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee's former chief of staff did not break the law when he personally involved himself in efforts to secure approval to develop some wetlands he had a financial interest in, but he did show “poor judgment,” state Attorney General Peter Neronha...