Brett Smiley Calls for Major Reforms to the PEDP

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Smiley proposes taking politics out of loan-making decisions through the creation of a new, independent loan program. Brett Smiley today released the first piece of his economic development plan for Providence: reforming the structure of the Providence Economic Development Partnership by moving its revolving loan functions into a new, independent program. This puts the loan-making …

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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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Brett Smiley Unveils “Safest City Plan”

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At the Silver Lake Community Center this morning, Brett Smiley unveiled his “Safest City Plan,” a detailed, 8-page proposal to fight violence and crime on our streets. Brett noted that Providence is currently the 183rd safest city in America with 100,000 people or more, and he challenged the city to take aggressive, proactive steps toward …

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Brett Smiley Announces Candidacy for Mayor

Standing in front of a packed room of supporters at the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Brett Smiley today announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Brett has spent his life standing up for progressive causes, from fighting for affordable housing, to helping bring about marriage equality, to standing up for a woman’s right to choose …

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