State Government Press Releases

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06/09/2009
Gary Sasse, Director of the Departments of Administration and Revenue, commented on the press release issued by Twin River this afternoon. “The State continues to talk with all parties in an effort to find a consensual agreement which we believe is a better option than bankruptcy,” said Sasse.
05/01/2009
Effective Monday, May 18, 2009, all DMV-Operator Control fees associated with the reinstatement of suspended licenses and/or registrations will increase as indicated below. License reinstatement fees increase to $151.50 (currently $76.50). License reinstatement fees for DUI for...
04/10/2009
Effective Monday, April 13, all DMV fees associated with title and security lien statements will increase to $51.50, which includes a $1.50 technology charge. This includes certificates of title, transfers of title, duplicates of title, issuances of security lien statement, changes of security...
03/09/2009
The Governor’s Tax Policy Strategy Workgroup today released its final report on long term tax policy reform for Rhode Island. The mission of the workgroup was to develop proposals for tax policy reforms that would give Rhode Island a “competitive advantage” in recruiting firms to the state and...
12/02/2008
Gary S. Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue, today announced the closing of the Westerly and West Warwick DMV branches, effective January 1, 2009. Days and hours of service will remain the same at all other DMV locations. “The state’s fiscal crisis and the need to control state...
10/27/2008
The Department of Revenue today called a report of slot machine payouts by Clyde Barrows, a professor at UMASS Dartmouth, completely inaccurate. “It is clear he does not understand the payout structure at Rhode Island’s video slot machine venues,” said Gary Sasse, Director for the Department of...
10/08/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released new monthly revenue briefs, formerly issued by the State of Rhode Island Budget Office. The DOR Monthly Revenue Brief is a comprehensive assessment of fiscal year-to-date cash collections on all revenue sources estimated by the...
09/11/2008
FIRST ANNUAL TAX CREDIT DISCLOSURE REPORT ISSUED Legislation enacted by the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor mandates that the Department of Revenue’s Division of Taxation annually report the names and addresses of the recipients and the amount of the following tax...
09/02/2008
Gary S. Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue, today announced a trial plan for providing better service to Rhode Island drivers who require road tests and written driver's examinations. Effective Tuesday, September 2, 2008, all road tests and driver\'s exams will be offered at the...
06/03/2008
Rhode Island Ranks 11th, Connecticut 20th, Massachusetts 37th Gary S. Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue, today announced the release of an analysis that shows how Rhode Island state and local tax collections rank nationally. The analysis finds that Rhode Island has the 11th...