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Senate panel holding hearing on lieutenant governor nominee

Apr. 08, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are beginning the process to confirm the state’s next lieutenant governor The state Senate's Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Thursday to consider the nomination of Providence City Council President Sabina Matos,...

Providence city council head tapped for lieutenant governor

Mar. 31, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee on Wednesday nominated Providence City Council President Sabina Matos as his lieutenant governor, who if confirmed by the state Senate, will be the first person of color in state history to hold the job. About 80...

Governor swears in newest Rhode Island state court judge

Mar. 27, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — The newest judge to the Rhode Island Superior Court was sworn in Saturday. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee presided over the swearing in of R. David Cruise, a longtime political operative and state senator, at the Boys & Girls Club location in...

Man charged in Providence cruiser burning pleads guilty

Mar. 25, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

A man authorities say helped torch a Providence police cruiser last summer during a night of vandalism in the city pleaded guilty Thursday, federal prosecutors said. Nicholas Scaglione, 31, of Cranston, sprayed a flammable liquid into the cruiser, causing a small fire to...

McKee announces 5 finalists to be his lieutenant governor

Mar. 24, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The list of finalists to be Rhode Island's next lieutenant governor has been trimmed to five, Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee announced Wednesday. They are state. Rep. Grace Diaz of Providence, who is also vice chair of the state Democratic Party;...

McKee announces 10 finalists for lieutenant governor's job

Mar. 19, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has announced a list of 10 finalists to be his lieutenant governor. The list released Thursday includes current and former elected officials as well as political operatives. About 80 people, some...

Rhode Island Gov. McKee vows to maintain fight against virus

Mar. 07, 2021 15:05 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee vowed to lead the state back to a sense of normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic during a ceremonial inauguration held Sunday on the Statehouse steps in Providence. “Together we’re going to keep Rhode...

Democrat Dan McKee has been sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th governor as Gina Raimondo becomes US commerce secretary

Mar. 04, 2021 12:49 PM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Dan McKee has been sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th governor as Gina Raimondo becomes US commerce secretary.

Providence expands vaccine eligibility in hard-hit sections

Mar. 04, 2021 10:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest city has received permission from state health officials to start coronavirus vaccine registrations for residents 50 and older who live in the city's hardest-hit neighborhoods, the mayor announced Tuesday. Those eligible...

Democrat Dan McKee sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th governor

Mar. 02, 2021 22:58 PM EST

Democrat Dan McKee was sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th governor Tuesday, while Gina Raimondo officially resigned the role and joined President Joe Biden’s cabinet as U.S. commerce secretary. McKee, 69, has served as the state’s lieutenant governor since 2015. He...