We’ve known this problem has been coming for a long time and, other than taxes, tolls and fees, there still is no real plan to deal with it…the Governor is putting the wallets of RIers in jeopardy. https://t.co/mLPGaDq9fs
— Patricia Morgan (@repmorgan) December 7, 2017
Another Example of Single Stage Thinking: Common Sense? Placing Taxpayer $$ At Risk In A Privately Owned Low Return Entertainment Business? @PFDLocal1261 @PawSox @MoniqAR @CityofPawtucket @ballparkatSM #EndCorporateWelfare #38Stadium @TheTimesofPawt https://t.co/76kOtLTYY0
— 38 Stadium (@PawtucketIsHome) December 7, 2017
— Ian Donnis (@IanDon) December 7, 2017
Rhode Island policymakers try to imagine what wrongs might happen in the future, and then attempt to preemptively regulate them. Such a heavy-handed approach limits investment and stifle innovation for everyone in the targeted industry.@MSten37 #RegReform https://t.co/pW1NaRcpRp
— Katie McAuliffe (@DigitalLiberty) November 30, 2017
E-Verify on page 459. Says only "A State or local government may not prohibit a person or other entity from verifying the employment authorization of new hires or current employees through E-Verify".
— Andrew Morse (@CAndrewMorse) December 5, 2017
— LoughlinRI1 (@LoughlinRI1) December 4, 2017
Highly amused by anyone who has ever approved of any RI General Assembly last minute major legislation (such as, say, our budget every year) expressing horror at speed of passage of federal tax bill.
— Brian C. Newberry (@BrianCNewberry) December 3, 2017
The goal of an effective regulatory strategy should be to ensure that occupational licensing is no more burdensome than needed to address present, significant and substantiated harm.
— RI Ctr for Freedom⚓️ (@RICenterFreedom) November 30, 2017
Of course this assumes tax plan will not grow the economy at all. Which it will. https://t.co/tv1SxV1Nu5
— LoughlinRI1 (@LoughlinRI1) November 28, 2017
"A September 2017 Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that 82 percent of voters favor requiring business owners to check the immigration status of employees they hire. E-Verify receives the most public support of any proposed immigration reform." https://t.co/WDV7z4bfUy
— Andrew Morse (@CAndrewMorse) November 25, 2017
As we hear rumors that the municipal fad of plastic bag bans may move up to the state level, Glenn Reynolds points to a Daily Mail article reporting that up to 95% of all plastic waste in the world’s oceans comes from eight rivers in Asia and two in Africa:
Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research.
The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim.
When your neighbors attempt to impose these sorts of environmentalist restrictions on you, what they’re really doing is imposing useless drags on our lives and economy in order to feel good about themselves. Naturally, the most vulnerable in our community will ultimately feel the effects most acutely, but that’s of little concern when you’re saving the world from a phantom non-Asian bag menace.
That statement may seem a little harsh, but in all the articles I’ve read about these bans, I don’t think I’ve ever seen mention of the actual source of plastic in the oceans or a discussion of the economics. I have, however, seen stories about people getting sick from reusable grocery bags.
NCSL May Revisit Stance Fighting State & Local Tax Deduction Repeal https://t.co/K5i8jQeEQw
— gary sasse (@gssasse) November 21, 2017
At about the same time they issued a not-ready-for-primetime Environmental Assessment of the first two proposed toll gantry locations in southern Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) also issued an “investment grade tolling study” of the entire RhodeWorks toll plan – a study, we should note, which cost the taxpayers of Rhode Island a cool million dollars.
During their show, “Changing Gears”, yesterday on WPRO, Mike Collins and Chris Maxwell broadly hinted at major problems with this tolling study. Maxwell remarked that the state “would have been wise to put it through the shredder because it is very favorable” to the truckers’ anti-toll position.
Stay tuned on this – or drop by RIDOT’s hearing on Tuesday to hear about it first hand. That’s when the Rhode Island Trucking Association (represented by Maxwell) and the American Trucking Association (represented by Collins) will point out chapter and verse how RIDOT’s own toll study apparently torpedoes Governor Raimondo’s highly destructive, wasteful and unnecessary RhodeWorks toll plan.
Remember, Governor Raimondo and the General Assembly are only going to toll trucks! *snort*
The Providence Journal is proclaiming the “hard hit” to Rhode Islanders of losing the state-and-local tax deductions on their federal taxes, but it will really only hurt a small percentage of higher-income tax filers.
Per Institute for Justice, RI again ranks in BOTTOM-10, this time as the 10th most broadly & onerously licensed state when it comes to needing permission from the government to engage in lawful work. This lack of freedom must end! https://t.co/1nCdhrDxIQ pic.twitter.com/qczAA8nhsK
— RI Ctr for Freedom⚓️ (@RICenterFreedom) November 14, 2017
Tax analysis from Mayor who almost bankrupted PVD. Cicilline: Republican tax plan serves millionaires, billionaires https://t.co/hyLoHzUPfB
— gary sasse (@gssasse) November 13, 2017
Would be interesting to hear which state revenues would impacted (+&-) by changes in federal tax policy
— gary sasse (@gssasse) November 11, 2017
Jeff Hunt puts forward evidence from five-years of experience with legalized marijuana suggesting that states should think twice before implementing or considering such policies.
— OSTPA (@OSTPA1) November 5, 2017
— OSTPA (@OSTPA1) November 4, 2017
Automated McDonald's ordering kiosk at SeaTac Airport, home of the $15.34 minimum wage pic.twitter.com/LKTKV01Ds4
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) November 3, 2017
A well-designed corporate tax reform could substantially boost household income. https://t.co/Rr9R5gQwMM
— AEI (@AEI) November 1, 2017