Nearly 500 attendees at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner received both a quick pep talk from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and assurances from Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino that the team was re-committing itself to minor league baseball in Pawtucket.
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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.
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.