Patrick Anderson, Providence Journal

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Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Patrick:

Sabina Matos announces run for 1st Congressional District seat. What to know.

Matos on Monday officially launched her campaign for the 1st Congressional District. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Why Joe Powers is running to lead the RI GOP

Powers, a real estate agent from Cranston, faces former state GOP chair Giovanni Cicione to replace current chairwoman Sue Cienki. → Read More

Controversial Fane Tower project is dead as developer pulls out. What we know.

The $300 million project was first proposed in 2016, but faced public opposition, legal challenges, financial headwinds and a series of redesigns without ever breaking ground. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos expected to announce run for Congressional seat. What we know.

The Matos campaign plans to make an announcement Monday "regarding her intentions in the upcoming race for the First Congressional District" → Read More

RI Senate confirms transportation head Peter Alviti Jr. for another term, 35-to-1

Transportation director Peter Alviti Jr., the longest serving state Cabinet director, was confirmed by the state Senate 35 to 1. → Read More

Here's why you can't put a bet on the PC Friars during the NCAA's March Madness in RI

When Rhode Island lawmakers legalized sports betting in 2018, they made betting on in-state college teams forbidden. → Read More

Transit, climate advocates call for new direction at RIDOT. Here's what they said

Alviti is the longest serving cabinet member in state government and his critics acknowledge denying him Senate confirmation is a long-shot → Read More

Rhode Island assisted living centers seek new way to challenge violations

A bill advancing in the Rhode Island House of Representatives this week would give them access to an "informal dispute resolution process" → Read More

Leaders call for developing biotech industry in RI. Here's what they propose

Gov. Dan McKee put $45 million in federal pandemic aid toward that cause in his state budget proposal for next year. → Read More

What are new RI Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor's big ideas on housing in the Ocean state?

Pryor said Rhode Island's lowest-in-the-nation new housing construction is a problem and major contributor to the home affordability crisis. → Read More

Senate president calls for RIPTA chief to go, agency to merge with RIDOT

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio is calling for the ouster of Rhode Island Public Transit Authority CEO Scott Avedisian and for the agency that runs the state's buses to be subsumed by the Departme… → Read More

Breeze Airways adding four nonstop Florida flights from T.F. Green. Here's where they're flying.

The new direct flights from T.F. Green are to Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers and Sarasota-Bradenton → Read More

RI Department of Human Services closes call center on Wednesdays to reduce backlog of work

In a six to eight week pilot program the agency is calling Processing Wednesdays, call center workers will leave the phones and join back room staff → Read More

Whitehouse visits Ukraine with Senate delegation, urges war crimes prosecution of Russia

Whitehouse joined Conn. Democrat Richard Blumenthal and SC Republican Lindsey Graham on the trip to Kyiv and called for Russia to face accountability for war crimes. → Read More

2 RI men charged in raids that seized drugs, guns and high-capacity magazines

State police and U.S. DEA officers arrested two men after seizing guns, drugs, cars, cash and high-capacity magazines that violate a new RI law. → Read More

Details of McKee's $13.8 billion proposed budget released. Here's what's inside

Gov. Dan McKee proposed a $13.8 billion state budget Thursday that makes good on campaign-trail tax cut and abortion-funding promises while setting a new high-water mark for state spending. → Read More

Stefan Pryor picked to lead state housing agency

Former Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor will take over Rhode Island's nascent state housing department and try to jumpstart a surge in affordable housing construction, Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday. → Read More

GOP response to McKee's State of the State address: Do more

Where McKee called for cutting the 7% state sales tax to 6.85%, de la Cruz called for tax rebates and slashing the sales tax to 5%. → Read More

Gov. Dan McKee, in State of the State address, promises sales tax cut, school aid boost

McKee's State of the State promises sales tax cut, school aid increase → Read More

T.F. Green Airport plans $100-million cargo terminal

The proposed 131,000-square-foot terminal complex would replace the 80-year-old hangar north of the runways on Airport Road. → Read More