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TAXATION NEEDS REPRESENTATION: A proposal in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget forces communities and the nontaxable nonprofits located in them to come to new arrangements to aid municipal governments. 
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Forcing nonprofits to pay taxes not a solution to budget issues

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget proposal includes a provision that would allow communities to levy taxes on nonprofit hospitals and colleges, potentially voiding many...
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Five Questions With Marcela Betancur

Marcela Betancur | Director, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University 1. You have significant experience in housing. How does this relate to the work...

Improve EITC to help the poor

For U.S. workers, the tax system acts as an important equalizer. If you earn enough, you pay your share. But if you earn very...

The exploding debt crisis

The rising tide of red ink is undermining the economic and social fabric of the United States. Unchecked deficit spending will impose outrageous debt...

Commerce RI approves incentives for Aloft Hotel, Custom & Miller Box

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved incentives for CV Properties LLC and Custom & Miller Box on Jan. 28. CV Properties...

DOR: Adjusted general revenue $30M below expectations for Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Adjusted general revenue for December was $30.2 million, or 7.9 percent, below the revised estimate adopted at the November 2018 Revenue Estimating...
THE MBTA has proposed across-the-board fare increases, including commuter rail monthly pass costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Will the proposed MBTA fare increase for the train to Boston...

The question is simple. Will a $300 a year increase in monthly pass fares for the Providence (or T.F. Green or Wakefield) to Boston...

City Council approves zoning change to allow Topgolf facility in Cranston

CRANSTON – The City Council on Jan. 28 approved a zoning change allowing construction of a golf-entertainment facility to replace the former Citizens Bank...
RHODE ISLAND has been named the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Alphabet Inc. alleging a failure to disclose pertinent information related to a data exposure that occurred on the company's social platform Google+. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/KRISZTIAN BOSCI

R.I. becomes lead plaintiff in class action against Google

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been named the lead plaintiff in an investor class action lawsuit against Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google,...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF TAXATION is now accepting and processing tax returns. Above, the beginning of a RI-1040 personal income tax return form. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

R.I. accepting and processing 2018 tax returns

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation has officially begun accepting and processing both electronically-filed and paper-filed personal income tax returns as well as...
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