The Providence Journal reports on efforts by the Fain Organization to build an up to 470 foot tower on the 195 Land. Approvals are needed by the City Council and General Assembly.
Information on the 7 statewide ballot questions which will be appearing on the November 8th ballot. All information from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office.
In wee-hours of Saturday morning, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill to speed the construction of a parking garage in Providence, but failed to provide funding for a proposed commuter rail station in Pawtucket / Central Falls.
Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio expects to submit legislation Thursday that would establish state control over the taxes to be paid on former Route 195 highway parcels in the capital city, creating a 20-year tax-stabilization agreement for private developers and removing the city’s control over what taxes would be paid.
Committees of the Rhode Island General Assembly House and Senate will consider bills this Wednesday, March 25th, to mandate that RIDOT remove snow from roads and sidewalk under their control, including overpasses in Providence.
When one parks one’s vehicle on the sidewalk forcing pedestrians into the street to avoid the vehicle, one has endangered the lives of everyone using that sidewalk, there should be consequences.
The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering a bill to allow the MBTA’s farecard, the Charlie Card, to work on RIPTA.
Rhode Island’s Historic Tax Credit program has an excellent track record. From 2002 to 2008, it generated $1.3 billion in new private investment in Rhode Island’s real-estate economy. This resulted in 22,000 construction jobs, 6,000 permanent jobs, and total wages of more than $800 million.
Is liberalism to blame for RI’s woes, smart pedestrian crossings, and more in today’s News & Notes.
A state senator is working to pass legislation that will crack down on hit-and-run drivers. Under the bill, drivers who take off would be guilty of a felony and could be fined up to $5,000, spend a year in jail, and have their license suspended for a year. – WPRI
The Arcade, the Superman Building, Parking, the Bike Plan and more… the What Cheers and What Jeers of 2013.
Boston. Photo (cc) Kevin Tostado. The Boston Globe: Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly If you give a valuable resource away for free, the inevitable result is overuse and crowding. In the old Soviet Union, groceries sold eggs and butter at near-free prices, and therefore shoppers faced long lines and empty shelves. In modern Massachusetts, on-street parking is …
Image from Google Maps Ian Donnis tweeted out a link to the legislation authorizing a new Downtown Garage Commission: Here’s the bill for the downtown garage commission: tinyurl.com/le7bxqh Panel is due to report findings by Jan 7, 2014 — Ian Donnis (@IanDon) June 7, 2013 Back in 2005 there was a $20 million proposal to build a garage on this …
Iway bridge viewed from the Hurricane Barrier A bill (H 6029) before the General Assembly would rename the Route 195 Iway bridge over the Providence River for late architect William Warner. Warner, who passed last summer, is perhaps best known for the napkin sketch that eventually resulted in the relocation of the rivers and the creation of Waterplace Park. Fittingly, …
The General Assembly House Judiciary Committee will have hearings on the following bills Tuesday, March 5th:
Rep. John Carnevale, D-Providence and Johnston, introduced legislation in the General Assembly that would place a $50 fee per semester on every out-of-state student attending Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design and Johnson and Wales University Feb. 14.
The State House is a great place to start reforming Providence’s parking crisis. The great map that Jef put up last April shows that the State House contributes considerably to the overwhelming of our downtown space by surface parking.
RI House of Representatives Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill – Shot and edited by Sam Valorose