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Public Policy
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Leaders of the General Assembly, who have embraced a less expensive version of the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass reconstruction plan, appealed to business leaders Wednesday to support it as an economic investment. more
City Council members have pushed back against additional tax incentives for luxury condominiums in the Palmer Block, or Cosmopolitan building. more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
The governor’s proposed truck toll plan, RhodeWorks, would generate substantial long-term funding for transportation projects, but may not provide enough revenue in the short term, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said Wednesday. more
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for “extensive amendments” to the Open Meetings Act, saying that it should be strengthened to protect the public’s right to know. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized more than $9 million in state development incentives on Monday, including $5.5 million in tax credits for the construction of 160 apartments near the Providence Amtrak and MBTA station and $2.7 million for new construction at the former Louttit Laundry site in the West End. more
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, announced that it will add contact center hours through this weekend after its telecommunications carrier experienced an equipment malfunction that caused downed lines Thursday. more
Rhode Islanders are largely divided on whether the state should assess a toll on large trucks to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges, although the opposition is more certain than those in favor. more
A vacant mill in the West End that will be renovated into live-work space for culinary entrepreneurs will receive state historical preservation tax credits when completed, the R.I. Department of Revenue announced Thursday. more
Rhode Islanders face the ninth-highest state and local tax burden in the country, with 10.8 percent of their income going to taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. more
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