Senator Jack Reed and Governor Lincoln Chafee are asking Congress to pass legislation that allows state to collect taxes from online purchasing.
Senator Jack Reed is a co-sponsor of the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which would open the door for states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Right now it’s up to shoppers to pony up when filing their income taxes.
Rhode Island’s only agency focused on helping victims of sexual assault is observing its 40th anniversary. Day One hopes the state’s congressional delegation can secure the federal funding they need to continue.
Senator Jack Reed says he thinks background checks would be effective in curbing gun violence. TheNew York Times reports that opposition to background checks is holding back federal gun control legislation.
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