payment in lieu of taxes en Chafee signs Bryant University tax-exempt legislation <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation that will require Bryant University and Smithfield town officials to negotiate reimbursement for the university’s use of town police, fire and rescue services.</p><p>The university and its president, former U.S. Rep. Ron Machtley, have argued strenuously against the legislation, saying Bryant already contributes to the town and generates $17 in local economic activity. But town officials and Smithfield lawmakers say it is isn’t fair for Bryant to charge town taxpayers for services used by the university and its students.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Scott MacKay 18274 at