State Government Press Releases

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01/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Division of Municipal Finance has issued its survey of municipal license and permit fees for Rhode Island Cities and Towns. The survey, one of many prepared by the local government assistance unit, was prepared for use by municipal and state officials as an...
01/05/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The R.I. Division of Municipal Finance has issued its Fiscal Year 2016 Property Tax Cap Report summarizing compliance with the state property tax levy cap of 4 percent, now in its ninth year. The Fiscal Year 2016 Property Tax Cap Report, now available on the division website,
10/06/2015
The Division of Municipal Finance has issued the 2015 compilation of veterans', elderly and other tax exemptions. This report is a result of an annual survey of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns. Because personal exemptions are subject to change, the user of this publication should contact a...
10/06/2015
The Division of Municipal Finance has updated the motor vehicle exemptions listing, shown by municipality, for FY 2015 and FY 2016. The total motor vehicle exemption is shown per vehicle including the mandatory $500 exemption. Questions of comments may be directed to Susanne Greschner, chief...
09/09/2015
The 2015 Municipal Legislative Brief is now available on the Municipal Finance website. The brief provides a comprehensive index of all bills introduced by both the house and the senate during the 2015 legislative session that relate to municipalities. Readers are able to consult the enacted...
03/27/2015
On March 19th, following a meeting with the Woonsocket Budget Commission, Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly concurred with the report detailing the accomplishments of the commission of having met its goal of returning fiscal stability to the city of Woonsocket. The commission, established in May...
03/12/2015
The Division of Municipal Finance released its summary of state aid tables based upon the proposed budget for FY 2016 presented by Governor Raimondo. The summary provides an overview of general municipal aid and pass-through aid, as well as education aid provided by the Rhode Island Department of...
02/25/2015
The Directory of City and Town Officials, an electronic publication provided by the Division of Municipal Finance, was released today. The directory, commonly known state-wide as the 'Blue Book,' is published on the division's website and updates are made regularly. Be sure to bookmark the link...
02/25/2015
The 'Municipal Memo' is now available on the DMF website and has been renamed as the Municipal Legislative Brief which more appropriately reflect its subject matter. This document summarizes legislative introductions as of February 17, 2015 and is updated regularly throughout the general assembly...
02/13/2015
The 2015 survey provides data on base salaries (and salary ranges, where applicable), as well as longevity figures for those cities and towns which provide longevity increments. Prior surveys can be obtained from the Division of Municipal Finance by using the 'contact us' link below.