“Should Rhode Island taxpayers be footing the bill for lawmakers’ membership dues to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a national, business-backed conservative group that has come under fire this month?” asks the Providence Journal in its first print article on ALEC. On Friday, they reported on the web that Sen. Walter Felag, a Warren Democrat, wants out of ALEC.
A Portsmouth grocer has started a national movement against Kellogg and Kashi cereal, calling attention to the fact that the supposedly “all natural” cereal uses Round-Up ready soy, a Monsanto Frankestein-esque strain of soybean that, through genetic engineering, protects them from chemical weed killers.
How Providence City Councilor Sam Zurier netted an extra $6 million for the Capital City by taxing the rich.
Speaking of taxes, Treasurer Gina Raimondo paid a 24.5 percent tax rate on her and her husband’s $440,722 of income in 2011. But what if the Buffett Rule had passed? Would she be paying more if capital gains were taxed?
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