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Cioe: Small businesses are Rhode Island’s foundation

"Small businesses form the foundation of our communities. In my neighborhood of North Providence, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know and talk to dozens of small business owners, including doctors in private practices, family restaurateurs, hairdressers, and bakers. The overwhelming message I am hearing from these business owners is that doing business is tougher than ever, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic...

I envision a future for Rhode Island with many small, viable businesses all throughout our state, rather than a few larger corporations that can dictate our government’s policies by threatening to leave. To make this vision a reality, we need to end the corporate giveaways that our state’s longtime leaders have supported for decades, and instead rewrite tax policy to balance the system and support the many small business owners I know so well."

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