State of the State http://ripr.org en Chafee's budget calls for biz tax cut, more education spending http://ripr.org/post/chafees-budget-calls-biz-tax-cut-more-education-spending <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Gov. Lincoln Chafee won positive reviews Wednesday night for a state budget with no new taxes and a reduction in the corporate tax. The governor’s spending plan also includes more money for education and creating jobs.</p><p>Chafee’s budget for the fiscal year starting July 1<sup>st</sup> takes a different approach from his last two spending plans. Rather than proposing new taxes, the governor defended a decision to cut the corporate tax from nine to seven percent over three years. He says doing that makes sense even though money for social services remains tight.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:17:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 8626 at http://ripr.org Chafee's budget calls for biz tax cut, more education spending Providence Chamber pleased with Gov. Chafee's State of the State address http://ripr.org/post/providence-chamber-pleased-gov-chafees-state-state-address <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce says there was a lot to like in Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s State of the State address.</p><p>Chamber President Laurie White says last night’s address showed that the governor is serious about putting forth a pro-economic growth budget. She says she’s encouraged that the address came during a week that brought a new study and a legislative conference focused on the state’s economy.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:48:40 +0000 Catherine Welch 8625 at http://ripr.org Providence Chamber pleased with Gov. Chafee's State of the State address