WASHINGTON â€“ Demonstrat-ing his unwavering commitment to strengthening Rhode Islandâ€™s middle class families, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced the Paying a Fair Share Act â€“ legislation that would enact the Buffett Rule and require that Americans earning the highest incomes pay at least the same effective tax rate as middle class families.
PAWTUCKET â€” A 62-year-old city man remains in critical condition after being injured in an early morning fire Thursday in his apartment at Burns Manor.
Pawtucket Police identified the victim as Richard Rak, who lived in apartment D 102 in the housing complex located at 95 Park St. Rak suffered second- and third-degree burns to his upper torso and is in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital's Trauma Center.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Two Woonsocket lawmakers â€” Rep. Robert Phillips and Sen. Marc Cote â€” want to offer a six-year tax break for businesses that come to or start up in Rhode Island and hire at least two people.
A new company, Phillips told The Call Thursday, would get a 50 percent reduction in its corporate tax for each of the first three years it is in business and a 25 percent reduction for the next three years.