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    News From The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

    Results Found: 19
    Tuesday, July 16, 2024
    PROVIDENCE, RI – On Monday, July 15, Governor Dan McKee will host the inaugural meeting of Rhode Island’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force. The task force, established by an executive order issued by the Governor, has been charged with assessing and advising state policymakers on the risks and opportunities presented by the advancement of AI.   Former Congressman Jim Langevin chairs the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Monday, July 08, 2024
    Final 2024 Legislative Wrap-up In this last 2024 edition of Advocacy in Action, we provide you with a list of bills that have become law in 2024, along with the effective dates of the new laws. Your Chamber was very engaged, tracking just over 400 pieces of legislation, and providing testimony on many of them verbally or in writing. This year is an election year. We encourage you to register and ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political
    Friday, June 28, 2024
    NEWS RELEASE                                                            Contact: Linda Dionne FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         401-739-5000 ext. 3424 June 24, 2024                                                                 ldionne@neit.edu    New England Institute of Technology Hosts Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc. Teen Workshop East Greenwich, RI - New ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    This Week At the State House   As we approach the last few weeks of session, most of the bills mentioned in this publication will be scheduled for a vote by the committee, with a few hearings sprinkled throughout. The House Finance Committee has not posted the budget yet, but is expected to do so at any moment.   Tuesday, May 28th   H.7837, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political
    Monday, May 13, 2024
    Last Week At the State House   Revenue Estimating Conference – The Numbers Are In   The conferees completed their estimates during a seven-hour meeting Friday. The bottom line – in FY2024, total taxes are up $26.8 million with general revenues up $47.7 million. For FY2025, taxes are estimated to be $10.2 million more than originally thought, with general revenues up only $9.7 million more ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political
    Monday, April 29, 2024
    Last Week At the State House   The Senate Labor Committee passed two bills of particular note, sending them to the Senate floor for a vote Tuesday, April 30th.   S.2123 SubA, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Payment of Wages, was amended by the committee. Today employers must include with wage payments, an account of the hours worked, deductions from gross earnings and an ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    Legislative Break April 15 – 20   The General Assembly is on vacation break this week. They will return April 23rd for the third phase of the session. This last phase is marked with the development and passage of the final budget which should take place in June. The House and Senate Finance Committees have almost completed hearings on the Governor’s proposed budget. They will now wait for the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 09, 2024
    PRESS RELEASE    Governor McKee, DEM, CRMC and RIIB Announce Availability of Nearly $4M in Grants for Resilience Projects to Protect Coastal Habitat Shoreline Access on Public Lands   PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) are jointly soliciting project proposals for ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Political
    Monday, April 08, 2024
    Call to Action – Now is the Time! The Chamber Needs Your Help!   The Chamber is asking you to contact your State Representative and State Senator and let them know how H.7171 and S.2121 will affect your business.   H.7171, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Temporary Disability Insurance, (S.2121 is the identical bill) increases the weekly dependance allowance provided under ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political
    Monday, April 01, 2024
    Last Week At the State House   S.2121, the Temporary Caregiver bill, passed the Senate Floor 31- 3. Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz, Senator Anthony DeLuca and Senator Thomas Paolino voted against the bill. Absent from the vote were: Senator Elaine Morgan, Senator Louis Raptakis and Senator Gordon Roberts. The bill is now on its way to the House Labor Committee. While the bill passed the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Political
    Monday, March 25, 2024
    *** ACTION ALERT ***   In a recent conversation with Legislative Leaders about legislation that could harm the business community, they remarked that they don't hear enough from business owners like you at the State House. The Chamber realizes that it is difficult to come to the state house and sit through a hearing because you are busy facing the challenges of running a business. However, you ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Faythann Fallon Newsletter and Outreach Editor 401-222-3636 ext. 435 ffallon@ripbs.org Rhode Island PBS Annual Fundraiser to Feature PBS Chefs Bridget Lancaster and Bryan Roof The public media organization’s Uncorked! event returns April 12, 2024 PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (March 18, 2024) - Rhode Island PBS is delighted to announce the details for this year’s ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Senate Labor Committee Passes Family Leave Bill   On a 4-2 vote, the Senate Labor Committee recommended passage of S.2467, An Act Relating to Labor Relations – Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act. The bill increases the number of benefit weeks provided to employees from thirteen weeks every two years, to twenty-four weeks every two years. While the Chamber understands that this ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political
    Monday, March 11, 2024
    This Week At the State House   Tuesday March 12th   House Committee on Health & Human Services   H.7694, An Act Relating to State Affairs and Government – RI Individual Market Affordability Act of 2024 will be heard in room 135 at the Rise (approximately 4:30pm). H.7694 establishes a new program entitled “The Rhode Island Individual Market Affordability Program” and funds it through a 2% ...read more
    Categories: Political, General News Article
    Monday, March 04, 2024
    This Week At the State House   Tuesday, March 5th   House Finance Committee   The House Finance Committee has scheduled several hearings on the Governor’s proposed budget. As reported last week, the committee is scheduled to take testimony on sections of Article 6 – Tax Article at the Rise (approximately 4:30). Article 6 sections 3, 6 and 16-20 affect businesses engaging in the sale of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Political
    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    RIPEC NEWS RELEASE         Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council 225 Dyer Street, 2nd Floor – Providence, RI 02903 www.RIPEC.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information contact: Michael DiBiase 401-521-6320 m_dibiase@ripec.com     RIPEC Analyzes Rhode Island’s Tax Climate, Weighs in on Tax Proposals Before the General Assembly   PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    This Week At the State House   The legislature is on break this week. The House bill filing deadline has been extended to February 27th. Both the House and Senate will resume hearings and floor sessions Tuesday, February 27, 2024.   US Chamber Asks for Your Help   In 2017, Congress passed a permanent reduction to the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as part of the Tax Cuts and ...read more
    Categories: Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 16, 2024 CONTACT   Olivia DaRocha Press Secretary Olivia.DaRocha@governor.ri.gov (978) 854-2191     PRESS RELEASE   Governor McKee, DEM Announce over $200,000 in Grant Awards for Community Engagement on Climate Change, Advancing Environmental Justice, And Cutting Fossil Fuels   PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Department of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Monday, December 11, 2023
    BankNewport Named Top SBA 504 Third-Party Lender in Rhode Islandfor Sixth Consecutive YearFiscal Year 2023 Title is BankNewport’s 12th in 13 Years   NEWPORT, R.I. (December 8, 2023) – BankNewport was recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office as the top 504 Third Party Lender of the Year for Fiscal Year 2023. BankNewport has earned this ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release