Brett Smiley’s “Gun & Ammunition Tax Bill” Officially Introduced by Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. Maria Cimini

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Earlier today, Brett Smiley’s proposed 10% supplemental sales tax on all guns and ammunition sold in Rhode Island was formally introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly, sponsored by Senator Gayle Goldin and Representative Maria Cimini. The bill promises to allocate all funds raised from this tax to every town and city police department based …

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Smiley, Goldin and Cimini submit “Guns and Ammo” tax bill

Brett Smiley, running for the position of Mayor of Providence in this September’s Democratic primary isn’t letting the fact that he hasn’t been elected stop him from coming forward with some bold new initiatives. Tuesday morning found Smiley in the State House rotunda with State Senator Gayle Goldin proposing a bill that upon passage would …

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Advocates for ‘reproductive justice’ present R.I. legislative agenda

PROVIDENCE — With a doctor, lawmakers and religious leaders in their midst, advocates for “reproductive justice” gathered at the State House Tuesday and unveiled a list of priorities that covers everything from health coverage to domestic-violence prevention to stronger protections for abortion. More than 50 people attended the event, organized by the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive …

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NEW: Smiley Reports Raising $75K in Q4, Now $150K Cash on Hand

Brett Smiley, a 2014 Democratic candidate for Mayor of Providence has announced that in the most recent quarter, his second quarter of fundraising, his campaign raised $75,000. “Since beginning my campaign, I have been consistently inspired by the outpouring of support,” Smiley commented. “Just two weeks ago, I released the details of my plan to …

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Let’s make Providence less dangerous

Providence Journal, Editorial by Brett Smiley According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Providence is the 183rd safest city in America with 100,000 people or more. Major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Dallas all have lower crime rates than Providence, and the quality of life that makes it so special is …

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Providence mayoral candidate Smiley unveils safety plan

Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley is pledging to make Providence a safer city if elected. The Democrat outlined his “Safest City Plan” Thursday morning, which includes steps like adding police officers and “aggressively” taking guns off the street. The 8-page proposal is broken down into three main goals: 1) Relentless pursue smarter, stronger policing 2) …

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