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ProJo: R.I. Senate Majority Leader Ruggerio wants state control of taxes on former Rt. 195 land, tax-stabilization deal

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio expects to submit legislation Thursday that would establish state control over the taxes to be paid on former Route 195 highway parcels in the capital city, creating a 20-year tax-stabilization agreement for private developers and removing the city’s control over what taxes would be paid.

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PPS: Save Rhode Island’s Historic Tax Credits

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Rhode Island’s Historic Tax Credit program has an excellent track record. From 2002 to 2008, it generated $1.3 billion in new private investment in Rhode Island’s real-estate economy. This resulted in 22,000 construction jobs, 6,000 permanent jobs, and total wages of more than $800 million.

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News & Notes

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Boston. Photo (cc) Kevin Tostado. The Boston Globe: Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly If you give a valuable resource away for free, the inevitable result is overuse and crowding. In the old Soviet Union, groceries sold eggs and butter at near-free prices, and therefore shoppers faced long lines and empty shelves. In modern Massachusetts, on-street parking is …

State to study Garrahy Courthouse Garage. Again.

In Government, Parking by Jef Nickerson8 Comments

Image from Google Maps Ian Donnis tweeted out a link to the legislation authorizing a new Downtown Garage Commission: Here’s the bill for the downtown garage commission: tinyurl.com/le7bxqh Panel is due to report findings by Jan 7, 2014 — Ian Donnis (@IanDon) June 7, 2013 Back in 2005 there was a $20 million proposal to build a garage on this …

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Assembly Bill would rename Iway bridge for late architect William Warner

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Iway bridge viewed from the Hurricane Barrier A bill (H 6029) before the General Assembly would rename the Route 195 Iway bridge over the Providence River for late architect William Warner. Warner, who passed last summer, is perhaps best known for the napkin sketch that eventually resulted in the relocation of the rivers and the creation of Waterplace Park. Fittingly, …