Saturday, March 2, 2013
Rep. Jan Malik (D-Barrington, Warren) has submitted legislation that would require Rhode Island to share the wealth.
Any rosy financial news for Rhode Island should be shared with its cities and towns, according to Jan Malik (D-Dist. 67, Barrington, Warren). Malik has introduced a bill, 2013-H 5250, that would require the state to return a portion of any budget surplus that exceeds $20 million to the state’s municipalities. Under Malik's proposal, a $20 million state surplus would trigger a return to cities and towns at a rate of an additional one percent of the sales taxes collected by businesses in that community. For each consecutive year that there is a minimum of a $20 million surplus, the return of the portion of the sales tax collected in each city and town would increase by one percent per year, up to a maximum of 7 percent. “A budget surplus …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Rep. Jan Malik of Warren and Barrington has filed a bill to end the 7-percent sales tax in Rhode Island.
Massachusetts is considering lowering its 6.25 percent sales tax to 4.5 percent. Should Rhode Island respond and eliminate sales tax to keep small businesses competitive? Tell us what you think in the comments section. At least one lawmaker says the answer to that question is 'yes.' Saying it is “about time we had a dialogue on this,” Rep. Jan P. Malik (D-Dist. 67, Barrington, Warren) has introduced legislation to eliminate the Rhode Island sales tax. The bill, 2013-H 5365, calls for the end of the sales tax effective October 1 of this year. The bill provides that, as of that date, all regulations relating to the collection of sales tax and enforcement of collections will sunset and, further, that as of October 1, the local meals and…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The new legislation would allow the DMV to issue a temporary, 21-day parking permit for a person with a disability while that person is waiting to receive a permanent disability registration plate or placard.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
A local representative has introduced a new piece of legislation in hopes of providing temporary plates to disabled motorists. The following is a release from the Rhode Island General Assembly. Rep. Jan P. Malik (D-Dist. 67, Barrington, Warren) says that individuals who apply for disability registration plates should be provided with a temporary plate while they wait to receive the new licence plates. “Anyone who qualifies for disability plates is obviously qualified at that very moment, not at some time down the road,” said Representative Malik. “Their need for the plates is legitimate and it is immediate. Being expected to wait is more than a simple inconvenience; it is and can be a major problem for individuals who have permanent or …