GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS


Early Read on the 2012 General Assembly Session Jan 2012

It’s very, very early in the 2012 session of the General Assembly, but these three issues are shaping up as the biggest that legislators are likely to tackle this year.

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Pension Reform Overview Oct 2011

The Rhode Island Retirement Security Act of 2011 (RIRSA), introduced last week by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo offers a blueprint for an affordable, sustainable and secure system for everyone - retirees, employees and taxpayers.

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Show Me the Money? Jul 2011

What does it cost to run for the General Assembly in Rhode Island?

The short answer: surprisingly little, in most cases.

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Society Works for UAA Reform at the State House Apr 2011

Legislation introduced in both chambers of the General Assembly this year would align Rhode Island’s accountancy statute with the national Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA). The reform measure would require that CPAs own a simple majority of the equity in a CPA firm, making Rhode Island law similar to that in 43 other states.

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29 New Members of the General Assembly Gear up for the 2011 Session Jan 2011

The 2011 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly is underway, with an unusually high number of newly-elected members getting ready to participate in the “lively experiment” that is Rhode Island state government.  In total, 29 of the 113 legislators in both chambers were newly elected in 2010, the largest number of newcomers since 1992.

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