bestnom1000x50

Income Taxes

Latest Articles

Don't make promises

In writing a weekly political column, you learn not to use the first paragraph to make extravagant claims you can't possibly deliver on.
Paul LePage's disastrous mistake
By AL DIAMON  |  February 26, 2010

Alternatives abound

The 2009 tax increases around the country.
Other states have found options
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 08, 2010
TJI_Chafee_list

Chafee and the hazards of a bold politics

By the time a candidate for major office steps up to the microphone to officially declare for the seat, everyone already knows his intentions.
 Tax Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 08, 2010
feat_healthBaid_list

Band-Aid for expensive healthcare

Until there's a real solution, use these free and discounted medical services
Until there's a real solution, use these free and discounted medical services
By TANYA WHITON  |  October 23, 2009
loans list

The Loan Groan

Each month, with miserable certitude, the snail-mailboxes of middle-class twenty- and thirtysomethings are stuffed with student-loan bills, from both federal and private lenders. The balance seems to remain stagnant, even as we mail in check after chec
Never a borrower or a lender be dept.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2009
loans list

Loan Groan

Each month, with miserable certitude, the snail-mailboxes of middle-class twenty- and thirtysomethings are stuffed with student-loan bills, from both federal and private lenders. The balance seems to remain stagnant, even as we mail in check after check
A new federal program aims to help overburdened student borrowers
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2009


loans list

Loan Groan

Each month, with miserable certitude, the snail-mailboxes of middle-class twenty- and thirtysomethings are stuffed with student-loan bills, from both federal and private lenders. The balance seems to remain stagnant, even as we mail in check after check
A new federal program aims to help overburdened student borrowers
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 10, 2009

Close connections

Some of Lifespan's board members do business with the hospital network
Some of Lifespan's board members do business with the hospital network
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009

'07 hospital CEO compensation

A list of hospital CEOs' compensation

By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 11, 2009

Survivor winnings could help the state

We can be certain that the state's bean-counters are looking forward to Crowley's 2008 tax return — and its accompanying check.
WINDFALL FOR MAINE
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 23, 2008
stusurv_OppMainelist.jpg

Now's the time

Opportunity Maine is that rare type of public policy — one that enjoys true bipartisan support, and one that is expected to actually work.
A primer on Opportunity Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008


I've heard that story before

Each year, Governor John Baldacci announces his top priority in the next legislative session will be reducing the state income tax. (“Lack of political clout? What lack of political clout?”)
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 20, 2008
listfood_twentyspot_cheese3

Gastronomic stimulus package

This, coupled with the thaw and other natural stimulus packages, write a recipe for the spoils of spring: maturing cheeses, bright wines, green garlic ramps, and outdoor eating.
Splurge a little at the Cheese Iron
By TODD RICHARD  |  April 30, 2008
listfeat_FilmOffice_Cover_D

Fishing for filmmakers

When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008
LISTfeat_taxes_money_022208

Tax break heaven

As the economy sours, state taxes are bringing in less than expected.
The rich get richer, the middle class picks up the tab, and the state goes broke. Here’s why.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 20, 2008

Dressed up for the letdown

I needed to get this column spiffed up, so I headed for the metaphor closet.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2008


Kill the house lights

As we celebrate the solstice on December 21, take comfort in knowing that state officials are doing all they can to make it even darker. And, like Tax Day, more expensive.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2007
list_tji_taxes_form

Cutting off your taxes to spite Uncle Sam

Take Larry Dansinger, who lives in Monroe, and who has withheld some or all of his owed taxes for years in opposition to US military action and policy.
W-4 Peace
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 31, 2007
CarcieriLIST

Carcieri goes for his cuts

Carcieri seems to find motivation in things like a handwritten note sent by an elderly telephone company retiree, exhorting him to cut state spending.
The Governor on his cost-reduction plan, the casino threat, and more
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 24, 2007
list_ggghgdd

How screwed are we?

At a time when most state budgets are flush with surpluses, Rhode Island’s fiscal house remains in disrepair.
Elected officials and pundits offer their take on rhode island’s budget predicament
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 28, 2007
list_rock

Rhode Island at a crossroads

Among the hundred young people at a recent State House rally was a 17-year-old high school student, who could find himself in one of two places — either in college or homeless — a year from now.
This year’s budget could signal a major shift in the state’s underlying principles
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  April 25, 2007


Young and dumb

Consider two mildly mythical Maine citizens.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 07, 2007
060922_edit_list

Confront taxes

Dear Deval: you’re almost there.
To win, Deval Patrick needs to pull the rug out from under Kerry Healey
By EDITORIAL  |  September 22, 2006
060901_laptop_list

Putting the ‘e’ in campaigns

It’s becoming clear that there’s more to the political blogosphere than just blahg, blahg, blahg.
The netroots get real in the Bay State, and the secret behind Joan Vennochi’s e-coup.
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 30, 2006
060616_list_tax_taxillo.jpg

Does Rhode Island need tax cuts for the rich?

A lot more than just the minutiae of $6.6 billion in state spending will be on the line when the General Assembly soon presents its response to Governor Donald L. Carcieri’s latest budget.
The budget resolution will be something of a bellwether for the state  
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006
060428_gallo_list

How to blow your tax refund

For the first time in seven years, this penurious typist will be receiving tax refund instead of having to fork over a check to Uncle Sam.
There’s a lot of weird crap out there. We’re here to help you wade through it.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 01, 2006


060421_list_MVstay.jpg

Bits and pieces

Stay Until Tomorrow , the first feature film by Providence writer/director Laura Colella since her popular Tax Day (1998), will have a week-long run at the Cable Car Cinema (April 21-27).
Stay is more scrapbook than story
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006

April 2006

Weirdly transitional times
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 04, 2006

April 3, 2006

Waxing moon in Gemini. Great day for hearing all sides (except for Libra and Aquarius, who need to spend very little time on this kind of thing), but not so good for coming down on one side or another. Gemini: you may feel as though you don’t want to try
Monday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 31, 2006
060310_vinny_list

The devil and his demons

Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 2006