Block Island Times

“Doing the dance”

Lobbyist Rick McAuliffe paid a visit to the Town Council last Friday to give an update on how things are going for the town’s legislative agenda at the Rhode Island State Legislature. The town has sent three resolutions to the General Assembly: one resolution calls for the income limits for affordable housing eligibility to be increased to 140 percent of area median income; one resolution seeks enabling legislation to grant New Shoreham the ability to re-classify and re-organize the property tax structure on the island; and one resolution “postponing the Town of New Shoreham revaluation from 2021 to 2022 and to bebased on valuations as of December 31, 2022.”McAuliffe explained to the council that there are a total of six bills introduced, one for each resolution in the Senate and one for each resolution in the House. He said that four of the six bills have already had hearings, and he expects to have hearings for the two bills for property revaluations in the next two weeks.The hearings have gone pretty well, according to McAuliffe, as there were no objections in the House or the Senate to the tax legislation, and the Senate has scheduled its bill for

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