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I did some sonsulting work for the state years ago and I worked for a while out of the Pastore Center. A lonely place if there ever was one...

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Should Providence want to keep state offices anyways??

Do less tax dollars compare to the money that those employees put in the city they work into?

Either way I kind of see it as an opportunity for the soon to be empty space in Providence for a business to set up in, and paying Providence more than a state office would have to, and bring employees who will still spend in the city.

go Cranston !

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Should Providence want to keep state offices anyways??

Do less tax dollars compare to the money that those employees put in the city they work into?

Either way I kind of see it as an opportunity for the soon to be empty space in Providence for a business to set up in, and paying Providence more than a state office would have to, and bring employees who will still spend in the city.

go Cranston !

I hate to say it, but yeah, basically this is spot on. Space in Providence is at a premium. Cranston is a backwater with plenty of room.

Sucks for Cranston, but it's much better for the state/metro if it happens this way.

I feel as if I live in the stupidest city in this state. Does it show? :whistling:

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Should Providence want to keep state offices anyways??

Do less tax dollars compare to the money that those employees put in the city they work into?

Yes they should. Other state governments use state offices to revitalize their cities (New York). Cities like Albany would be nothing without their state governments located in them.

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This talk about expensive rent and land in Providence is a farce anyway. The state owns acres of surface parking up on Smith Hill. Build there, you own the land already, we shouldn't be renting office space from anyone anywhere for any price.

(Especially not from Joe Paolino) :whistling:

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This talk about expensive rent and land in Providence is a farce anyway. The state owns acres of surface parking up on Smith Hill. Build there, you own the land already, we shouldn't be renting office space from anyone anywhere for any price.

(Especially not from Joe Paolino) :whistling:

Exactly.....I wonder who gets the kickback on this deal. I was going to rant about R.I. politics, but this sort of thing goes on all over the country. Special interests cloud the whole political spectrum. It doesn't matter if they are Democrat or Republican. They are all the same. News flash to all neo=Providence professionals...Just because "Buddy" is in jail doesn't mean that corruption doesn't exist. A casino will get built here. The Cranston trolley barn spot was demolished ages ago so Joey P. could build the registry there. It was pre-destined. And BTW...watch this Narragansett Landing developer....Conley? :P

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I feel as if I live in the stupidest city in this state. Does it show? :whistling:

"It'd be far better for the city to capture the tax revenue for a business," he [Cranston mayor Steve Laffey] said.

And he said it can be frustrating to be the mayor of a city with a 300-acre, state-owned island in the middle.

"You can't do anything about it. I don't have any oversight at all. I just get to drive by and wave," Laffey said. :P

--Prov. Journal article 1/23/06

That's basically all you need to learn from this thread! Vote Laffey in '06!

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http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/9to5/#016588

Looks like they'll be keeping at least a few of the DMV offices open. I hope they don't keep too many of them open, 8 is a heck of a lot of branches. Here in Eastern CT there are only 2 full service DMVs, plus a limited service location in Willimantic. Geographically the region I'm speaking of here is about the same size as Rhode island, with about 45% of the population. How far do people have to drive in Rhode Island before it's considered a big hassle?

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Rhode Islanders ridiculous phobia of travel aside, I think it's pretty idiotic and wasteful to have the only registry be in the extreme northeast corner of the state. From Tiverton or Westerly it really is a long drive to Pawtucket and what a waste all around. People will have to take the day off costing businesses money, people will have to drive much further than needed, costing the environment. There need to be at least East Bay and South County branches.

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Rhode Islanders ridiculous phobia of travel aside, I think it's pretty idiotic and wasteful to have the only registry be in the extreme northeast corner of the state. From Tiverton or Westerly it really is a long drive to Pawtucket and what a waste all around. People will have to take the day off costing businesses money, people will have to drive much further than needed, costing the environment. There need to be at least East Bay and South County branches.

either that or you need to be able to a heck of a lot more online. It wouldn't kill me to never set foot in a DMV ore "registry" ever again.

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either that or you need to be able to a heck of a lot more online. It wouldn't kill me to never set foot in a DMV ore "registry" ever again.

Yes, that too. The registry is a good place to try to cut spending, but not if we continue with the same antiquated systems we have. I can't even begin to imagine the lines at the state's only registry if it were to come to that. I'd just use my parents address to get a lisence in Mass.

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There need to be at least East Bay and South County branches.

Three sounds good to me. South County, NW, metro Providence...

- Garris

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either that or you need to be able to a heck of a lot more online. It wouldn't kill me to never set foot in a DMV ore "registry" ever again.

Illinois wasn't my favorite state to live in, but there were some nice things about it. The 3% state income tax rate was one, the low-low car insurance rates were another, and a third was that instead of having DVM offices all over the place, most transactions (registration, title, buy/sell vehicle, etc.) could be done at these small "Currency Exchange" stores that were scattered all over the state -- practically every town seemed to have one. They were never crowded, service was quick and efficient, and I don't think I was ever in one for more than 10 minutes....

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Illinois wasn't my favorite state to live in, but there were some nice things about it... instead of having DVM offices all over the place, most transactions (registration, title, buy/sell vehicle, etc.) could be done at these small "Currency Exchange" stores that were scattered all over the state...

Wasn't there some huge DMV scandal in Illinois that ruined some political careers (including the Governor's)?

- Garris

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