Governors take on public policy and politics in PBN 30th Anniversary roundtable

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED gathering, four of Rhode Island's six living governors met and discussed economic development with PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy and WJAR-TV NBC 10 Anchor Frank Coletta Tuesday as part of PBN's 30th anniversary programming. The governors are, from left, Edward D. DiPrete, Gina M. Raimondo, Lincoln C. Almond and Donald L. Carcieri. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED gathering, four of Rhode Island's six living governors met and discussed economic development with PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy and WJAR-TV NBC 10 Anchor Frank Coletta Tuesday as part of PBN's 30th anniversary programming. The governors are, from left, Edward D. DiPrete, Gina M. Raimondo, Lincoln C. Almond and Donald L. Carcieri. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – In an unprecedented forum, four of Rhode Island’s six living governors spoke with one another for an hour about economic development, education, politics and demographics as part of Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary programing. Produced in conjunction with WJAR-TV NBC 10, the gathering was moderated by PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy, and NBC…
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  1. To get to the Northern New England vacation states and Cape Cod, thousands of vehicles have to pass through Rhode Island every day. Governor Raimondo and the former Rhode Island governors should be emphasizing tax policy to solve Rhode Island’s funding shortfalls. To entice these vehicles to stop and spend some time and money in Rhode Island, the state sales tax rate should be reduced to 3% on all taxable items and services and its income, corporate and capital gains tax rates should be reduced by 15%. In addition, Rhode Island should increase state funding for education to a point where local communities can reduce their property taxes on homes and businesses by 15% Finally Rhode Island should reduce its fuel tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to 20 cents per gallon. This tax policy would help every resident and business in Rhode Island and entice thousands of vehicle drivers to stop and spend a lot of time and money in Rhode Island.