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Gina Raimondo: RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges

We passed the most comprehensive infrastructure program in recent history. It's no secret, that our roads and bridges are some of the worst in the country. But now, because of RhodeWorks, we're fixing our highways. By the end of this year, we'll have started or completed repairs on nearly 120 bridges: a visible sign that we are rebuilding Rhode Island together. And in the process, we're putting thousands of Rhode Islanders to work in good jobs that don't require a college degree.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Rhode Island Legislature Jan 17, 2017

Allan Fung: Will make infrastructure a top priority in his final term

Fung said infrastructure repair will be one of his major priorities during his final term. "We're going to do a lot more to address our school buildings, we're going to be able to do a lot more with our roads," said Fung. "We just had passed a $20-million road bond, that's going to hopefully allow us to double the amount of roads that we're able to do annually."
Source: RI Public Radio on 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race Jan 2, 2017

Lincoln Chafee: Sales & use tax on online sellers with no physical presence

I also see an opportunity in the near future to change the tax climate in Rhode Island. I and the Congressional Delegation have lobbied in recent years for passage of the federal Marketplace Fairness Act. This would level the playing field between bricks-and-mortar and online retailers by allowing each state t o collect sales and use taxes from sellers with no physical presence in the state. After a series of encouraging signs, including 69-27 passage by the US Senate, I now urge the House to take action on this important legislation. While current Rhode Island law dictates that should Marketplace Fairness Act pass, the state sales tax would be reduced from 7.0% to 6.5%, I believe that there are more effective ways to use the resulting revenues to increase our relative competitiveness. My proposed budget calls for reducing the corporate tax rate to 6.0% consistent with my goals in previous budgets. I also propose to eliminate the sales tax on electricity and gas for all businesses.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Rhode Island legislature Jan 15, 2014

Donald Carcieri: The new I-Way connects life-science academics with research

The new I-Way has not only already dramatically improved the traffic flow between I-95 and I-195, but the demolition of the old highway will unlock over 20 acres of prime land. The opening of this site will accelerate the development of a new life-sciences economy in R.I. It will link together and harness the research capacity of our higher education institutions, with the complementary research and clinical capacity at our major medical centers.
Source: Rhode Island 2010 State of the State Address Jan 26, 2010

Lincoln Almond: $8.4 million Rhode Island E-government Fund

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Rhode Island Legislature Feb 7, 2001

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