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[Rhode Island] The Latest: Gov. Raimondo Thanks House for $9.2B Budget Plan

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to increase the state's cigarette taxes and require e-commerce companies to collect sales taxes when people buy products online.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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[Rhode Island] LETTER: Cigarette tax hike would hurt convenience stores

if her budget is enacted, it will actually hurt some of Rhode Island’s smallest existing businesses, like ours, while also hurting many of the citizens she seeks to help with a wage increase. Time and again, Governor Raimondo and past governors have soug
Cranston (RI) Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:25
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[Rhode Island] Providence Police seize more than $20,000 in U.S. currency and contraband tobacco

Esteban Perez (age 58) made deliveries of tobacco products and was also seen storing suspected contraband at the U-Haul moving and storage facility in Providence. Perez does not hold a license by the State of Rhode Island to sell or distribute tobacco p
ABC6 (Providence, RI)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:36
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[Rhode Island] Is Providence plan to ban smoking in downtown good health or a smokescreen?

Ordinance Committee is considering a smoking ban in the downtown business district that supporters claim would improve public health but which opponents charge is really aimed at harassing the homeless who gather at Kennedy Plaza. The committee discussed
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 21, 2015 15:29
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Bill would make Rhode Island 1st to raise smoking age to 21

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi has introduced a bill to raise the state's smoking age from 18 to make it harder for younger people to get cigarettes. She says she hopes doing so will prevent them from starting to smoke.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 8, 2015 14:59
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[Rhode Island] Justin Katz: Sending R.I.’s future up in smoke

A decade later, I recognized something familiar as I watched Rhode Island turn to debt to fund infrastructure and to one-time fixes like settlement money from a tobacco-related lawsuit to plug its budget gaps.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Sep 2, 2014 10:18
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[Rhode Island] OppenheimerFunds Sues Over R.I.'s $594M Tobacco Bond ($$)

Two municipal bond funds run by OppenheimerFunds Inc. on Monday filed suit in Rhode Island state court over an anticipated $594 million bond offering that the funds say would enable the state to siphon money meant for bondholders to itself and to an unnam
Law360
added Aug 6, 2014 00:35
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[Rhode Island] Chafee signs e-cigarette ban bill into law

has signed legislation that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The legislation also prohibits use of the devices in Rhode Island by anyone under 18. It requires stores where e-cigarettes are sold to post new signs that list the prohibition not onl
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 3, 2014 03:28
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[Rhode Island] RI Smoking Rates Down, But Costs Still High

The Department of Health has a new report out on how many Rhode Islanders smoke. While the number of adult smokers has declined, nearly one in five Rhode Islanders still smokes.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Nov 20, 2013 12:56
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[Rhode Island] 1st Circ. Says RI Anti-Tobacco Laws Don't Bar Free Speech ($$)

Upholding a Rhode Island federal court's decision, the appeals court said the city's pricing ordinance, which went into effect last year, doesn't relate to the advertising of cigarettes but to the regulation of tobacco companies' conduct, according to th
Law360
added Oct 1, 2013 07:36
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