Monday, April 8, 2013
East Providence Sen. Daniel Da Ponte chaired hearings on tax and budget issues.
Senate Finance hears ‘Moving the Needle’ bills The Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Daniel Da Ponte (D-Dist. 14, East Providence), held hearings last week on several bills included under the recent "Moving the Needle" recommendations proposed by the General Assembly. The bills included: • (2013-S 0734) – Sponsored by Sen. Da Ponte, this bill would create the Rhode Island Economic Development Tax Credit Accountability Act of 2013 to provide an assessment of the state’s tax credit programs. • (2013-S 0733) – Sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen (D-Dist. 1, Providence) on behalf of Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, this legislation enables the economic development corporation and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The East Providence senator says he has sent a letter to Gov. Chafee and DEM Director Janet Coit to detail actions being taken.
The cleanup of the former TLA Pond View demolition dumping site in Rumford continues to lag, and illegal dumping continues, according to East Providence Sen. Daniel Da Ponte. He wants the dumping to stop and the cleanup to begin, Da Ponte said in a press release sent out Tuesday, Jan. 15. He said he has sent a letter dated Jan. 15 to Gov. Chafee and Janet Coit, director of the RI Department of Environmental Management, asking that a "response detailing the actions the State and D.E.M. plans to take to ensure that expeditious site cleanup commences immediately and that continued illegal dumping at the TLA Pond View facility is forcibly forbidden." Da Ponte said his letter to Chafee and Coit "was prompted by the numerous correspondences and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
East Providence State Sen. Daniel Da Ponte will lead the Senate Committee on Finance again this term.
Thursday, January 10
An East Providence state senator has been reappointed to one of the Senate's plum assignments. Sen. Daniel Da Ponte was selected again to sit as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, a position he has held for four years. He was reappointed by Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, president of the RI Senate. The finance committee is responsible for analysis of and recommendations to the state budget, tax and spending policy and aspects of the funding of state government's operations and services, according to a news release from the Legislative Press Bureau. “I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to continue serving as Senate Finance Chairman," said Da Ponte. "There is so much more work to be done in order to get our state’s economy back on…