Sen. Walter S. Felag, Jr. will retain his leadership position in the Committee on Special Legislation & Veterans Affairs.
Sen. Walter S. Felag, Jr. (D-Dist. 10) was one of six incumbents to retain a leadership position within the standing senate committee. On Wednesday, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed named Felag as chairperson to the Special Legislation & Veterans Affairs Committee. Felag, who represents Tiverton, Bristol, and Warren, is serving out his seventh term as a state legislator and had contributed on senate committees ranging from finance and economic development to agriculture. “I am extremely fortunate to lead a talented team of dedicated individuals committedto the future prosperity of our state,” said Paiva Weed during the ceremony. “I thank each of theseleaders for their willingness to serve in these demanding capacities. They each …
Citing a study, Senate President Theresa Paiva-Weed says travel and tourism represents five percent of Rhode Island’s gross domestic product and 9.2 percent of total employment.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The following is a press release from the Rhode Island Senate: The Rhode Island Senate Tuesday passed legislation to restore the sales tax exemption on scenic tour and transportation services. The bipartisan legislation, 2012-S-2049, is sponsored by Newport County’s delegation to the Senate: President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Senators Louis P. DiPalma, Christopher Scott Ottiano, David E. Bates and Walter S. Felag, Jr. The legislation was promised by the Newport delegation – President Paiva Weed and Senator DiPalma – in August following meetings during which members of the tourism industry expressed their concerns that the new tax placed them at a competitive disadvantage. The senators noted that the provision impacts one of …