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Issue Position: Economy

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Access to living/fair wage jobs is crucial to the prosperity of all Rhode Islanders, particularly now. The State has an obligation to foster job creation and a diverse economy through its economic policy. The General Assembly must play its part.

Small business owners, non-profits, and local entrepreneurs can and should be encouraged to employ Rhode Islanders first. Tax policy should be designed to benefit the daily life of the average Rhode Islander, not the shareholders of out of state corporations. In negotiating our state budget, we should look to make decisions which will improve the long term economic opportunities of our people, not simply cut vital programs.

Work should pay for all Rhode Islanders.

First Term Legislative Impact
Sponsored legislation, with the support of the Dept. of Labor and Training, to expand entrepreneurial training opportunities and eliminate waiting period for receipt of temorary disability insurance (TDI) benefits
Passed legislation to speed up the issuance of building permits for residential dwellings and smaller commercial building projects
Legislation was passed to advance workforce development training by connecting education leaders with business and industry leaders

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