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Fung calls on legislature to make tax reform a priority

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Dee DeQuattro

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A day before the General Assembly begins its 2014 session, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is calling on the General Assembly to make comprehensive tax reform a priority in 2014.

Fung has said that reforming the state's entire tax system is a priority of his if he is elected Governor in 2014.

"We need to be more competitive, not only with our neighboring states, but in the region as it relates to taxes," said Fung. "To achieve this, I am calling on the General Assembly to review our entire tax system, including the sales, corporate, income, and estate taxes, and seek changes that will encourage business growth and establish fairness and simplicity. Just focusing on the sales tax this session will not get us to where we need to be to encourage businesses to expand and create more job opportunities in Rhode Island."

Fung, a Republican, faces a primary against former chairman of the Moderate Party Ken Block.

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