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RI POLITICSHospitals in R.I. have tenants that are not exempt from real estate taxes. Lawmakers say it’s time for them to pay.Many tax-exempt institutions rent out a portion of their buildings to businesses, such as coffee shops, restaurants, or other for-profits that have business ties to their nonprofit landlords. But in many cases, according to the bill’s sponsors, these businesses are evading property tax payments.
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Governor McKee’s budget proposal is “the last of a series of flush state budgets fueled by enormous allocations of federal pandemic funding and very large general revenue surpluses,” the business-backed group says.
The race is on in Rhode Island’s Senate District 1
Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, a Providence Democrat, represented Senate District 1 for 36 years until she died on April 15 after a long battle with cancer. Now, three Democrats and one Republican say they are planning to run.
Candidates in Senate District 1 weigh in on R.I. legislation
Four candidates respond to questions about abortion coverage, gun legislation, the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, and iGaming.
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A rental registry would require R.I. landlords to provide proof that properties meet lead safety requirements
We have a compliance problem in Rhode Island, which is why we are proposing legislation to strengthen enforcement of laws we already have on the books.
Raimondo tells Brown graduates to ‘stick around’ R.I., commit to public service
“We have a lot of issues that we, together, have to deal with,” US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said after accepting an honorary degree from Brown University on Sunday. “They can all be solved... if you guys get in the game.”
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Waiver proposal would help R.I. pay for housing for those with complex medical needs
The Rhode Island General Assembly is now considering legislation that would allow the state to request flexibility to direct Medicaid funds toward housing.
New proposal scales back RIPTA overhaul plan
This afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee is set to hear the original proposal to put RIPTA under RIDOT, as well as a new plan that would make RIDOT’s director chair of RIPTA’s board.
Advocates urge R.I. to keep focused on social equity one year after marijuana legalization
Now that Governor McKee has nominated Cannabis Control Commission members, the Cannabis Justice Coalition is emphasizing provisions to repair the harm done by the “War on Drugs.”