Will create more open and competitive procurement process at the state and municipal levels
My administration will also update the prices in the state’s Master Pricing List and make it accessible to municipalities. This will create a more open and competitive procurement process, resulting in an economy of scale that will benefit taxpayers at both the municipal and state levels.
Will protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
Chafee "supports . . . non-discrimination policies and laws, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, freedom of gender expression . . "
Simplify business tax system
"We will take action to simplify the business tax system and plan for a sustainable state budget."
Conduct nationwide competition to solicit job creation proposals
Chafee will "Conduct a nationwide business plan competition (similar to a Request for Proposal (RFP) process) that solicits innovative job creation proposals from compelling businesses and entrepreneurs interested in establishing, relocating or expanding their business in Rhode Island."
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