Report: R.I. failing, near-failing in 41 of 52 economic measures

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. Rhode Island is failing or near-failing in…
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  1. The state is still taxing at 2% all gross receipts on radiology. Despite about 3 radiology sites closing a year (Lincoln RI just lost another, this year)good paying jobs lost.

    This tax is on outpatient radiology sites. The ones that pay ALL taxes. Hospitals which are exempt, do not pay the 2% tax.

    Continuing anti-small business taxes contribute to the closings and loss of jobs. Yet, the Corporate tax dropped two percentage points?