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    News for 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, February 12, 2024
    Last Week At the State House   The vote on H.7244, An Act Relating to Towns and Cities, was postponed. The bill would authorize the town of Cumberland to require the registration of wholesale, retail, commercial, professional service or manufacturing businesses situated in Cumberland. This does not mean the bill is dead, it could come back at a later date.   This Week At the State ...read more
    Categories: Political, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 05, 2024
    Last Week At the State House  Bill Limits Employers’ Rights  The House Labor Committee room was packed last week for the hearing on H.7106, An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Labor Relations Act.  Members of the labor unions lined up to support the bill that purposes to protect the free speech rights of employees in the workplace, by barring employers from holding mandatory meetings ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Sunday, January 28, 2024
    Last Week At the State House The House Corporations Committee held, for further study, H.7089, a bill that effectively removes the ability of businesses in the retail and service industries to utilize digital coupons to market their businesses.  While the bill does not specifically ban the use of digital coupons, it does require retail and service businesses to provide consumers with a paper ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 20, 2023
    SBA Offers Economic Assistance to Rhode Island Small Businesses Affected by the Washington Bridge Closure WASHINGTON – Today, SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman announced that Rhode Island small businesses affected by the road closure due sudden bridge failure in Providence County on Dec. 11, 2023, and continuing may apply for low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, 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