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TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
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What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...

The Supreme Court After Kennedy

U.S. politics was fractured and its system of government under stress even before Justice Anthony Kennedy said on June 27 that he’d retire from...

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...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims: / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court says employers can bar worker class actions

NEW YORK - A divided United States Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to...

Sports betting a win for states’ rights

In an important decision for states’ rights announced May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by...
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