City Council to Consider Measure Making Itself the Rhode Island within Rhode Island
If Rhode Island has had one of the worst business climates in the country due to taxes and fees, at tonight’s City Council meeting, Cranston may seek to similarly distinguish itself on the state level.
The other is a resolution that would seek the General Assembly’s authorization to require all businesses in the city to obtain a city license, for a fee.
Cranston already has high property taxes. Why compound that reputation with licenses fees?
Though he probably did not coin the expression, someone said something recently that I had not previously heard: “Capital follows tax policy”. Hopefully, Rhode Island as a whole is beginning to learn this. Cranston may need a brush-up course.