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Rhode Island governor releases proposed $12.8B state budget

Jan. 20, 2022 16:06 PM EST

Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said in the budget documents that he's trying to...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Gov. McKee looks beyond COVID in State of the State speech

Jan. 18, 2022 20:07 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — While the pandemic continues to dominate the conversation, Rhode Island’s governor said in his first-ever State of the State address Tuesday that it’s time to start looking to the future. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee laid out his administration's...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 06, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Post and Courier. January 4, 2022. Editorial: As one housing innovator retires, Charleston must keep innovating By some measures, Charleston’s housing crisis is as severe as ever, as increasingly more workers across the city (and region) have a harder time finding a...

8 children, 2 mothers among dead in Philadelphia house fire

Jan. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two sisters and several of their children were among the 12 people killed when a fire tore through a Philadelphia rowhome that apparently had no working smoke detectors, fire officials said. Eight children lost their lives in the Wednesday morning blaze — the...

State of the State: Scott highlights need for more workers

Jan. 05, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Although navigating a path out of the pandemic remains a top issue, Vermont cannot let COVID-19 derail efforts to address the key need for more people and more workers, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said during his State of the State address Wednesday. Last January, Scott said he...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 07:29 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 2, 2021. Editorial: PFAS caution is warranted It’s not surprising that there are questions about the closure of several wells last year in Eau Claire due to contamination with PFAS chemicals. Some of those will most likely be...

Rhode Island's new legislative session set to begin

Jan. 03, 2022 12:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers plan to spend $119 million of Rhode Island's federal pandemic relief money when they return to the State House on Tuesday. Rhode Island got more than $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan funds, but has yet to spend any of it. Legislative leaders...

Arizona tribe to develop affordable housing for its members

Jan. 03, 2022 11:28 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Native American tribe in southern Arizona plans to begin construction on an affordable housing development for its members. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is using a low-income housing tax credit award from the Arizona Department of Housing to help secure $8.3...

St. Paul, Ramsey County using rescue money for housing plans

Jan. 01, 2022 01:12 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Paul and Ramsey County are plunging tens of millions of federal Rescue Plan dollars into affordable housing for a group hurt by Minnesota’s continuing shortage of the sought-after homes. The local governments want to spend $74.5 million to...