Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Promise Broken rulings on the Linc-O-Meter

Prefile legislation to make R.I. nation's most "independent worker friendly state"

"I will prefile legislation to make R.I. the most independent worker friendly state in the nation. I will ask the General Assembly to enact an act on legislative initiatives dealing with independent workers in the first 100 days."

Develop a Middle College program

"I will develop a new Middle College Program. [The program] will give many more students, especially those enrolled in career-oriented trade schools, the opportunity to attain a quality education and full employment."

Direct Economic Development Corporation to develop library for small businesses to help them make business decisions

Chafee has pledged to direct the EDC to “create a library of information to allow small businesses to have access to the same information large businesses have in making business decisions. ... These databases are usually only financially available to large businesses, leaving small businesses at a disadvantage. This approach has doubled the number of jobs and tripled sales tax revenues in similar businesses where it has been implemented."

Complete renovation of Cranston Street Armory

"Complete the renovation of the historic, state-owned, 165,000-square-foot Cranston Street Armory, followed by the relocation there of three of the state agencies currently holding high-rent leases with private landlords."

Develop master plan for use of state-owned property

"Development of a Master Property Utilization Plan that will clearly and transparently lay out a new vision for state-owned properties. This plan will conceive of the Pastore Complex in Cranston as a centrally located, mass-transit-accessible 'government services mall,' supported by three regional hubs in Blackstone Valley, Bristol County and South County."

Oppose tax changes without reform of spending and mandates

"Chafee will oppose any changes to our taxes without first reforming our spending, particularly the mandates."

Give independent contract workers access to the state system to enforce wage claims.

Give independent contract workers "access to Department of Labor and Training (DLT) procedures to enforce wage claims."