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Topic: State finances

Rhode Islanders approve $400 million in state spending in special election

Metro, News

Rhode Islanders approve $400 million in state spending in special election

March 10, 2021 2 comments

Rhode Islanders approved all seven referenda questions on the ballot in a statewide special election March 2, authorizing the state to borrow a total of $400 million to invest in different projects. Borrowed funds approved in the election will go to projects ranging from transportation to affordable housing.

Three firms team up to rebrand Rhode Island

Metro

Three firms team up to rebrand Rhode Island

October 14, 2015 1 comment

After months of reviewing applications and negotiating contracts, the three firms tasked with rebranding RI and boosting tourism will begin their efforts.

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.

Metro

General Assembly, governor stare down structural deficit

January 21, 2015 Comments are Disabled

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The state repealed the sales tax to prevent Rhode Island’s liquor stores from losing business to Massachussets’ lower liquor prices.

Metro

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

September 5, 2013 Comments are Disabled

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