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2017 Republican Caucus – Budget Amendments & Comments

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Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Amendment To Remove Prevailing Wage Rate On School Constructions Project

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi would like to remove the prevailing wage law to reduce construction and repairs costs to our schools.


Rep. Sherry Roberts – Diverting Free College Funds To Needed School Repairs

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts would like to funnel the proposed $30M for free college tuition for the purpose of fixing our decayed and unsafe schools.


Rep. Patricia Morgan Explains The Fallout Of Free Tuition Proposal

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Morgan explains that there is a price, a cost associated with Governor Raimondo’s proposed free tuition plan.


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Damage Of Truck Tolling, Scooping Of DMV Fees

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan has long be an advocate for businesses and the taxpaying public.

In this video, Rep. Morgan explains how the ‘bait n switch’ was used by scooping money from the increased DMV fees to balance the budget instead of repairing our roads and bridges.


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Setting Up High School Students To Fail With Free Tuition

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan explains how a free tuition plan that does not justly help the poorest in the community.
A new entitlement program is setting up students to fail when the overwhelming majority of high school children need remedial training to enter CCRI.


Rep. Patricia Morgan Questions Lack Of Transparency From Raimondo Administration

Published on Jun 26, 2017

There is a distinct lack of transparency from Governor Gina Raimondo’s Administration.
Payroll record have been requested since January, 2017.


Rep. Patricia Morgan Argues To Include $15K Tax Deduction For IRAs


Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Reducing Budget Money To Commerce Corp


Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Office Of Inspector General

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan strongly supports the creation for the office of an independent Inspector General.
The Inspector General would report to no other state governing board and would have subpoena power to formulate an accounting report of state spending.


Rep. Patricia Morgan Opposes Basing Budget On Internet Tax Revenue

Published on Jun 26, 2017

The General Assembly would like to base future budgets based on the Internet sales tax, aka, Amazon tax.
Rep. Patricia Morgan explains that such far out accounting would result in budget shortfalls based on shaky predictions.


Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Leeway On Fines For Business Clerical Errors


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Minimum Wage Increases Due To A Bad Economy

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan explains that minimum wages increases are often the answer to a struggling economy.


Rep. Patricia Morgan – A Thriving Economy Increases Wages


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Relieving The Burden Of Mandates On Municipalities

Published on Jun 26, 2017

The burdens of unfunded mandates on municipalities often translate into increase property taxes so budgets can be sustained.


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Removing Prevailing Wages To Repair Schools

Published on Jun 26, 2017

School repairs are often delay if not cancelled due to the high cost of prevailing union wages.

The safety and care of our school age children should come first and removing the mandate of prevailing wages allows repair and construction work to move forward.


Rep. Patricia Morgan – Removing Tangible Personal Tax Off Businesses

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Tangible personal property tax is nothing short of a jobs killing tax.
Businesses cannot afford to expand and hire new employees when their profits are lost to a government that cannot control its appetite for dollars.


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Comments On – RI Minimum Wage Hikes


Rep. Antonio Giarrusso Questions True Intent Of Cigarette Tax Into General Funds

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso questions why the cigarette tax does not be used for smoking cessation and education courses.
Cigarette taxes are deposited into the state’s General Fund and not targeted for its original purpose for health reasons.


Rep. Antonio Giarrusso – Removal Of Tangible Personal Property Tax

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso would like the hated tangible personal property tax that imposes a cost often siphoning profits from the bottom line.
Small business have a difficult time scratching out a small profit to stay afloat and maintain an employment staff.


Rep. Antonio Giarrusso Commerce Corp Purpose Paradoxical To Small Business

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso questions the true purpose of the RI Commerce Corp when the majority of their funding is used to lure companies outside of Rhode Island instead of helping small businesses native to Rhode Island.


Rep. Bobby Nardolillo – $12M Small Business Relief Instead Of Funding Commerce Corp

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Nardolillo believes that the reduced budget funding proposed should be use to help out struggling small businesses overtaxed in Rhode Island.


Rep. Bobby Nardolillo – Commerce Corp Funding Should Be Gutted For Outside Investing

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Bobby Rep Nardolillo believes the purpose of Commerce Corp no longer serves the Rhode Island business needs and the funding should be gutted.


 

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