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Senate leadership seeks statewide property tax relief 

PROVIDENCE – Among the priorities for Senate leaders in the 2024 legislative session that begins on Jan. 2. is simplifying the property tax exemption...
COFFEE TALK: David Levesque, owner of Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse LLC, speaks with customer Jenna Shehadeh at the Brewed ­Awakenings Johnston location. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s dreary business-climate rep proving tough to shake

David Levesque says he’s ready to expand his coffee shop business, but he cringes at the thought of what he’ll have to go through...
STATE AND LOCAL TAXES collected in Rhode Island amounted to $6,489 per capita in fiscal year 2021, 16th highest in the nation, according to a study by the Tax Foundation.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Tax Foundation: R.I. 16th in nation for tax collections per capita...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island and its municipalities collected $6,489 in tax per capita in fiscal 2021, the 16th highest in the nation, according to...

Healey’s proposed estate tax threshold could have grave consequences in R.I.

Rhode Island is always looking over its shoulder at Massachusetts when it comes to taxes. So as Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey proposes giving more Commonwealth...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has proposed cutting the state's 7% sales tax to 6.85%, but not everybody's excited by the idea. / COURTESY GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S OFFICE

McKee’s sales tax cut too small to matter much, some observers...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to cut the state's sales tax from 7% to 6.85% is getting a tepid reception from policy analysts and...

RIPEC: Rhode Island has not kept pace with other states on...

PROVIDENCE – As other states pass tax laws that improve their business climate, Rhode Island is falling farther behind, according to new analysis by...

Study: R.I. 4th-worst state in nation to hire workers

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the fourth-worst state in the nation to hire workers, according to a study by Career Cloud.  The job-posting website ranked...

Tax Foundation: R.I. ranks 42nd for business-friendly tax climate

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is again listed among the states with the worst tax environments in the nation, ranking 42nd in a new report...

Tax Foundation: R.I. state sales tax second highest in country

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state sales tax remains one of the highest in the country, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation. The...

Tax Foundation: R.I. has nation’s 2nd worst unemployment insurance tax system

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's unemployment insurance tax system was ranked as the second worst in the U.S., only above neighboring Massachusetts, according to a...
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