ProJo: Brown to increase payments (A1)
By Alisha A. Pina
PROVIDENCE — Nearly 12 hours after he revealed a $2.4-million deal with Lifespan hospitals, Mayor Angel Taveras said Brown University would increase its “already unprecedented support” by giving Providence an additional $39.5 million over 11 years.
ProJo: Gist upbeat on state of R.I. schools (A1)
By Linda Borg
PROVIDENCE –– In a speech that was much more upbeat than last year’s, state Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist on Tuesday highlighted her department’s accomplishments, from the creation of demanding new teacher evaluations to training teachers in a new set of academic standards.
ProJo: Whitehouse hosts conference at URI (A5)
By Richard Salit
For the first two years, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., hosted his Rhode Island Energy & Environmental Leaders Day in Washington, D.C., inviting Ocean State administrators and activists to meet with the nation’s top officials.
ProJo: Superintendent criticized for lack of school budget (A6)
By John Hill
WOONSOCKET — Tensions over the city’s $10-million school deficit broke open Tuesday, with the City Council president suggesting the school superintendent should face possible firing for not having next year’s budget ready and the superintendent firing back that she feared she was being set up as the scapegoat for years of bad budget decisions.
WRNI: PC students plan walkout amid student loan debate
By Ian Donnis and Natalie Jablonski
ProJo: Steward clears hurdle with state over Landmark purchase (A3)
By Felice J. Freyer
Steward Health Care System cleared the first regulatory hurdle on Tuesday in its effort to buy Landmark Medical Center, when a Health Department advisory committee voted to approve the plan.
WJAR: Top Doc: Dr. Rober Griffith
By Barbara Morse Silve
PBN: R.I. to receive $6.2M in grants from Affordable Care Act
By PBN Staff
Politics and Government
ProJo: Bill would offer free family-planning services to poor (A5)
By Randal Edgar
Providence – Arguing that better planning would improve public health, reduce poverty and save tax dollars, a state lawmaker and advocates from the social service and health professions urged the House Finance Committee Tuesday to support a bill that would provide family-planning services to people who lack the financial means to raise a child.
ProJo: Measure seeks to outlaw under-21 nightclubs (A5)
By Philip Marcelo
PROVIDENCE –– In the wake of two large-scale brawls at Providence nightclubs, a state lawmaker has again introduced legislation into the General Assembly barring people under age 21 from entering nightclubs where alcohol is being served.
ProJo: House panel backs ‘super PAC’ limits (A5)
By Philip Marcelo
PROVIDENCE — The state House of Representatives will consider a resolution calling on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment permitting state and federal regulation of the so-called “super PACs” that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns.
ProJo: For Reed, meeting Obama in Afghan palace a ‘happy coincidence’ (A8)
By John E. Mulligan
WASHINGTON — Senators Jack Reed and Carl Levin were on their way to a meeting in Kabul Tuesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai when they came upon U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
ProJo: To save money, states scale back pensions (B8)
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. — Neil Carpenter took a pay cut when he accepted a job as a Louisiana state accountant more than12 years ago, but he figured he would make up for the loss with a retirement check that would guarantee long-term financial security for him and his family.
WPRI: Chart: The campaign finances of Cicilline, Doherty and Gemma
By Ted Nesi