Topic: State finances

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gina Raimondo has inherited a hefty deficit that will likely continue to be a source of tension among state legislators. Her upcoming budget proposal will be the first test of her campaign promises.

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General Assembly, governor stare down structural deficit

January 21, 2015 0 comments

In the first month of Gov. Raimondo’s term, plans for statewide economic recovery dominate discussions in the General Assembly and Office of the Governor.

The state repealed the sales tax to prevent Rhode Island’s liquor stores from losing business to Massachussets’ lower liquor prices.

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R.I. to eliminate sales tax on wine and liquor

September 5, 2013 0 comments

The state will raise the excise tax on alcohol, affecting wholesalers and liquor store owners.