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Senate panel considers bridge funding bill Tuesday

Senate panel considers bridge funding bill Tuesday

PROVIDENCE — The Senate Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, May 6, to consider a bill that would provide a new method to fund transportation and bridge costs in Rhode Island. The hearing begins at 3 p.m. in Room 211 of the State House. The act (2014-S 2335) would establish the Rhode Island Transportation Infrastructure Fund as

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Letter: Opposition to Sakonnet Bridge toll is not ‘hysteria’

To the editor: Recently, Ms. Carolyn Booth of Newport wrote to Newport This Week and the ProJo about the toll issue. Our response: Correct, the anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva-Weed’s and Rep. Martin’s positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing


Meeting on tolls in Portsmouth Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Sen. Christopher Ottiano (D-Dist. 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton) will discuss the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls at an open meeting hosted by Portsmouth Concerned Citizens this Wednesday, March 5. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs portion of Scampi restaurant, 657 Park Ave. Two pieces of legislation — Senate bill S-2335 and House bill H-7432 — would

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Bridge commission meets Wednesday in Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission to Study the Funding for East Bay Bridges will convene at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Room 35 of the State House. Commission members will have the opportunity to present personal statements they submitted for inclusion in the report regarding alternative funding for bridges and infrastructure in Rhode Island.