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1 What type of resources does The POINT offer elderly adults with disabilities and their caregivers? Everyone at The POINT is a senior health insurance program counselor. … We help with Medicare counseling and comparisons, Medicaid … more
1 You are a past chair of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation real estate commission. In what ways does government affect the real estate industry? Lending rates, the mortgage-interest deduction, flood insurance – all are current … more
1 What stood out to you most about the Rhode Island banking scene in 2016? The continued growth of banks, including the expansion of the branch network in the state. Additionally, the commitment to the Rhode Island communities was steadfast … more
1 What was the catalyst behind your application for an R.I. Commerce Corp.-funded Wavemaker Fellowship? The Wavemaker Fellowship will allow me to pay off my student loans faster and, as a result, I can invest the money I would be paying … more
1 What is the filing volume anticipated for 2016 and how much of that will be business-related? Most returns are individual returns. We expect to process more than 645,000 personal income tax returns for tax year 2016. Many of those … more
1 How would you describe business activity in northern Rhode Island in 2016? Pretty active. Here are just a few examples: Citizens Bank decided it would [consolidate] its Rhode Island [operations center] to Johnston; the federal government … more
1 You devote a lot of time to helping your colleagues pursue professional-development opportunities. What does winning the Milken Educator Award mean to you? I mentor new teachers and remember, clearly, what it's like to be a first-year … more
1 You recently won re-election to a 10th term as mayor, with 65 percent of the vote. Many incumbents were tossed statewide. What was the difference in Warwick? I believe that people in the city know the policies and issues that I want to … more
1 Can you talk about SBA lending volume in Rhode Island last fiscal year? In terms of fiscal 2016 loan volume, we ended the year with 457 total loans for over $130 million. This is the highest total dollar volume injected into Rhode Island … more
1 What are your biggest challenges in the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers? The main challenge is to match the regulatory response to the tectonic shifts in the utility marketplace, which is especially true in how we generate and … more
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