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Nearly one year after The Rhode Island Foundation’s Make It Happen Rhode Island event brought together more than 300 business leaders to brainstorm ways to jump-start the region’s economy, the foundation is considering what to do for an encore. more
Look up “dysfunction” in the dictionary, and you are not likely to see “the relationship between the Rhode Island governor and the General Assembly” as a definition. But you should. more
Even as the Ocean State’s elected leaders seem to be working at cross purposes, the state’s higher educational institutions are doing their part to help jump-start the local economy. The tool: entrepreneurship. more
By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
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