Issues and Legislation
Posted: December 2014
RIMA's 2015 LEGISLATIVE OUTLINE
The following is an outline of certain topics that have been highlighted by our members at our Legislative Roundtable this past fall. These issues will be the focus of our discussions with State legislative leaders.
Recouple Section 199 Deduction
Reinstatement of Tax Credits for Flow-Through Entities
Non-Traditional Apprenticeship Programs
Review of TDI, Unemployment and Workers Comp Programs
Holiday Flexibility (Victory Day)
Review Feasibility of Alternative Energy Sources
Support of Polaris MEP, ORR, Export Asst., etc.
While we understand there may be strong opposition to some of these measures, we need each of you to make sure your representative understands that it is the businesses in this state, manufacturers and others, who employ our residents and create the jobs needed to improve our economy. Support of our position on these measures will help companies grow and expand their workforce. This will help make companies more competitive (and profitable) which will result in increased tax revenues for RI.
I urge you to review this list with your local representative and senator; have them consider the real business and economic consequences; and, implore them to support us. Please contact us if you would like additional details regarding any of these matters or if you have other items of importance impacting your business that are not included below.
For more details regarding RIMA's 2015 Legislative agenda or to discuss any legislative or regulatory concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Energy Costs / Energy Infrastructure / General Infrastructure
RI Health Insurance Exchange Funding
Other Post-Employment Benefits (State & Municipal)
Municipal Tax Burden
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