State Treasurer Seth Magaziner on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to bring more transparency to his office.
Magaziner says his initiative will make the treasurer’s office a national leader in transparency. For example, he said one new policy requires investment fund managers that want state business to disclose information about their finances.
Memorial Day marked the kickoff of Navy Week in Rhode Island. The event comes to cities across the U.S., but this is a first for the Ocean State, despite a long history with the Navy. East Greenwich (unofficially) touts itself as the birthplace of the American Navy, and Newport continues to be home to a naval station, and the Naval War College.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s morning host Chuck Hinman sat down with Capt. Dennis Boyer, commanding officer at Naval Station Newport to talk about the celebration and the Navy's role in Rhode Island, past and present.
Providence students plan to demonstrate at Providence City Hall today. They’re calling for Mayor Jorge Elorza to provide bus passes for students who live two miles or more from school. Students say they must currently live two and-a-half miles from school, at minimum, in order to qualify for free bus passes.
Roselin Trinidad is a senior at Central High School, and a member of the Providence Student Union, the education advocacy group putting on the protest.
There’s only one independent hospital left in Rhode Island. But South County Hospital is ramping up efforts to find a partner.
South County Hospital in Wakefield has been looking for a partner to help boost its prospects. At one time the 100-bed facility was reportedly exploring a relationship with an out-of-state health system. But South County CFO Tom Breen says he’d like to find a local partner.
“We are still looking," said Breen. "Again we certainly feel there are great systems in Rhode Island. How we work with them has yet to be determined.”