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President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget would increase taxes by $1.4 trillion over the next decade compared with current law, the budget agency said. more
Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza on Monday announced that Lisa Ranglin, Victor Capellan and Sally Lapides are the co-chairs of his transition team. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has filled three key positions in his administration, naming Tony Simon chief of staff, Brett Smiley chief operating officer and Rep. Grace Diaz senior adviser on community relations. more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
The R.I. Department of Taxation on Friday released a brief summarizing the tax changes outlined in the fiscal year 2015 state budget that Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law last week. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
As a candidate, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s opposition to the pending $75 million 38 Studios deal was both a pillar of his platform and symbol of his governing philosophy of fundamentals over special deals and big projects. Looking back on four years in office, Chafee’s warnings about 38 Studios proved correct, but that didn’t prevent the company’s collapse from casting a shadow over much of his term. Even if many of his priorities never made it through the legislature, Chafee argues that history will look back favorably on his record, which includes a pension overhaul, budget stability and no scandals. more
Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
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