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Historic Tax Credit back to work for RI; advances for agricultural vitality; Transit funding reform left at the altar… again

Grow Smart RI is very pleased that the General Assembly recognized the value of investing in our incredible collection of historic buildings and neighborhoods by restoring in modified form the State Historic Tax Credit. We also applaud the General Assembly for supporting the Governor’s budget provision that provided some initial funding for technical assistance to […]

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Grow Smart offers candidates set of policy reforms to jumpstart economy, capitalize on place-based assets

21-page Briefing Book ties together economic development and job creation, tax-dollar efficiencies and strong, vibrant and healthy communities For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Wolf, Executive Director – 401.273.5711, Ext. 4 – swolf@growsmartri.org John Flaherty, Director of Research & Communications – 401.273.5711, Ext. 5 – jflaherty@growsmartri.org Download Briefing Book – For best results printing, please download the […]

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2012 Leg Wrap

The 2012 Rhode Island General Assembly adjourned at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. While there were some modest wins for those who support a bold vision for advancing a sound and meaningful prosperity agenda, the session can largely be characterized as a missed opportunity to capitalize on our many assets. Here is a […]

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Historic Tax Credit Alert

Dear Friends, Many of you have asked us in recent days whether the Preservation Tax Credit has a chance of being restored in the 2012 General Assembly. With the General Assembly now expected to adjourn mid next week, we want to tell you where things stand and what you can do. The Historic Tax Credit […]

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CTC: Momentum builds for Transit Investment Act

This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. After demonstrating overwhelming public support for the Transit Investment Act, H7581, at the […]

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Legislative Update: Act Now on Bond to Boost Economy and Environment

We encourage you to voice your support for having the General Assembly place the proposed Local Farms, Open Space, & Recreation bond issue on the November ballot. We at Grow Smart believe that this bond issue would be an important investment in our future economic, environmental and social well being – a means of protecting […]

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CTC: U.S. Senate includes Safe Routes to School funding in Transportation Bill…

…but House approval is uncertain Photo (cc) Jacqueline Poggi This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. The U.S. Senate has […]

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Transportation for America: House leadership makes unprecedented assault on public transit

Photo by Mr. Ducke Important information from our partners at Transportation for America about the House leadership’s move to defund public transportation. A key House Committee is threatening to kill three decades of successful investments in mass transit – originally started under President Ronald Reagan – by ending the guarantee for dedicated funding for public […]

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Smart Growth America: Urge the House to restore safety funding to Transportation Bill

Our partners at Smart Growth America posted yesterday to their blog information about the Transportation Bill introduced in the House of Representatives, we’ve reposted it below: House Transportation Bill slashes safety funding, but there’s a chance to fix it Today the House released its draft transportation bill to the public. Our colleagues at Transportation for […]

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