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Gubernatorial candidates all talk jobs: Do their plans add up?

Every candidate for governor wants to create jobs. But how would they do it?Do they offer a comprehensive solution for the Ocean State, where...
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Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...

Get ready for internet sales tax

On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case that has far-reaching consequences for internet commerce, including buyers, states and most especially...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
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Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...

Online retailers can be forced to collect tax, high court rules

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court freed states and local governments to start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers...
SEN. ADAM J. SATCHELL, D-West Warwick, has introduced legislation that would create micro-zones in distressed areas that would waive state sales tax and other state fees on revitalization efforts. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Adam J. Satchell

Sen. Adam J. Satchell, D-West Warwick, has introduced legislation for several years that would create micro-zones in “exceptionally distressed areas” that would waive state...

Internet sales taxes divide U.S. Supreme Court justices

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are divided about whether to let states start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from...
RHODE ISLAND WAS JUDGED to be among the 10 least tax-friendly states for retirees, according to personal finance website GoBankingRates.com. / COURTESY GOBANKINGRATES.COM

Study: R.I. among 10 least tax-friendly states for retirees

PROVIDENCE – Despite recent changes to the state’s income tax rules, Rhode Island remains one of the 10 least tax-friendly state in the nation...
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