Wednesday, January 4, 2012

R.I. Proposes New Taxes Over Cuts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Another battle over taxes and budget cuts is brewing in Rhode Island as lawmakers look for ways to plug a budget shortfall now pegged at $120 million.
Advocates for the disabled, homeless and other vulnerable Rhode Islanders are calling on lawmakers to raise taxes before reducing services. It's a message that resonates with some lawmakers who are already proposing legislation to raise income taxes on wealthy individuals.

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