Taxes

Apples to Twinkies: Cicilline on subsidy reform

Apples to Twinkies: Cicilline on subsidy reform

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RI PERG) released a report this morning during a press conference at Hope Market in Lippitt Park in Providence revealing that agricultural subsidies pay for twenty Twinkies, but only half an apple, per taxpayer. The report, entitled “Apples to Twinkies” finds that since 1995, $19 billion in tax [...]

Rep. Valencia continues push for tax equity

Rep. Valencia continues push for tax equity

Rep. Larry Valencia is charging hard at injustice and promoting progressive values in the General Assembly. This Democrat serving  Hopkinton, Exeter, and Richmond voted ‘Yea’ on marriage equality, is a cosponsor of the marijuana legalization bill, the lead sponsor of the repeal of Voter ID, cosponsors Rep. Maria Cimini’s Tax Equity bill, and has also [...]

Rep. Cimini: State Budget Balanced On Backs Of Poor

Rep. Cimini: State Budget Balanced On Backs Of Poor

Progressive Providence Rep. Maria Cimini, said the General Assembly is balancing the budget on the backs of the poor while the richest Rhode Islanders get a pass as the state struggles through a recession. “I think it is really crucial that everyone in our state is called upon to sacrifice when we are struggling,” she [...]