Providence, R.I. – The Democratic primary race for Lt. Governor is shaping up, with both incumbent Elizabeth Roberts and challenger Jeremy Kapstein weighing on the state's $75-million loan guarantee to a video game development company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. But WRNI Political Analyst Scott Mackay says Rhode Islanders have yet to hear specifics on where Kapstein, a Red Sox executive, stands on the major issues.
Providence, R.I. – The state Public Utilities Commission is expected today to issue its written decision for Deepwater Wind's controversial power-purchase agreement.
Once the Commission's written decision is released, opponents will have seven days to seek a review by the state Supreme Court. Attorney General Patrick Lynch, whose office represents consumers, has already said he'll seek that review.
Providence, R.I. – Scientists from around the country convene in Providence this week to discuss the latest developments in biomechanics.
Scientists describe biomechanics as the place where engineering and life sciences meet. At the annual conference of the American Society of Biomechanics in Providence this week that means everything from robots that can swim like fish to investigations into the causes of arthritis.
Providence, R.I. – Residents in Warwick get a chance Tuesday to weigh in on the controversial proposal to expand T.F. Green Airport.
A capacity crowd of up to 600 people is expected at the public hearing at the Community College of Rhode Island Knight campus in Warwick. The focus will be on an FAA environmental impact statement on potential effects of an expansion plan that impacts parking, runways and roads at T.F Green.
Providence, RI – It may be a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts this weekend, but Rhode Island's tax administrator reminds residents that they'll still need to pay the state's use tax.
Tax administrator David Sullivan says the 7-percent use tax applies when residents bring sales tax-free items back into the Ocean State. There are two ways for residents to pay the use tax, says Sullivan.
"You can file actually a use-tax return for the purchases you make that month, or you can wait and file it on your personal tax return."