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                                                           Posted: December 2013

 

RIMA's 2014 LEGISLATIVE OUTLINE

 

The following is an outline of certain topics that have been highlighted by our members at our Legislative Roundtable in November.  These issues will be the focus of our discussions with State legislative leaders.  Please feel free to contact us if you would like additional details or if you have other items that are not included below. 

 

Holiday Flexibility (Victory Day)

Repeal TDI Expansion (Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program)

Recouple Section 199 Deduction

Job Development Fund Administrative and Other Fees

Education and Workforce Development / Career & Tech Centers

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Review of TDI, Unemployment and Workers Comp Programs

Review of Job Development Fund Outlays

Review Feasibility of Deepwater Wind Project (Phase II)

Support of ORR, RIMES, STEP, SBDC, etc.

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RI Health Insurance Exchange Funding

Other Post-Employment Benefits (State & Municipal)

Municipal Tax Burden

Energy Costs / Energy Infrastructure / General Infrastructure

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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. 

 
 
For more details regarding RIMA's 2014 Legislative agenda please contact Bill McCourt at rima@mfgri.com.
 
 


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