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Regulation
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A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's plan to raise $100 million a year for bond payments by tolling the largest trucks that travel the Ocean State is largely calculated on estimated truck volume and comparisons with other states that trucking representatives say … more
Despite state regulators calling ride-hailing-app companies, such as Uber and Lyft, "wholly illegal," it's unlikely the popular taxi-like services will be shut down anytime soon in the Ocean State. The advent of the ride-hailing apps, known … more
PROVIDENCE –The American Trucking Associations urges rejection of a truck-only toll plan proposed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in May. Under a 10-year plan, the state will issue a $700 million revenue bond, to be repaid by electronic fees … more
PROVIDENCE – The State Investment Commission last month unanimously approved a new investment policy proposed by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. It's the first time in its history that the commission has adopted a formal policy on transparency. … more
It's nicknamed the "Taylor Swift tax," but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed tax on pricey second homes is a variation of similar fees in other states. "It is common for states to tax owner-occupied properties differently than nonowner … more
It's been nearly four months since Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took over the corner office at 25 Dorrance St. While new leadership often brings a great sense of hope and optimism, the rose petals can fall quickly in Providence, where many … more
The lack of certainty in our tax laws often adds to the complexity of making sound, long-range business plans. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which President Barack Obama signed into law in December, brings increased certainty … more
BOSTON – Mass. Gov. Charlie D. Baker last month filed legislation that would establish a statewide regulatory framework for ride-share transportation-network companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Dubbed "An Act Establishing Department … more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. has launched a new Business Navigation Center and website for firms looking to do business in the Ocean State. "This center will serve as a one-stop shop for existing business looking to grow and new … more
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