House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget. (WJAR) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —  Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget late Friday night. The $9.5 billion package includes money to continue phasing out the Vehicle Excise Tax. It also approves legal sports betting at the Twin River Casino. The House budget […]

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is booming. And as lawyers well know, with great expansion comes great… regulation. At last week’s most interesting conference on litigation finance, hosted by IMN, I learned about the latest developments at a panel entitled “Regulatory, Ethical, and Court-imposed Restrictions on Litigation Finance.” Moderator Daniel Saval, partner at Kobre & Kim, opened by […]

Rationalisation of GST on the cards: MoS finance

Rationalisation of GST on the cards: MoS finance

Hinting at further rationalisation in the goods and services tax (GST) structure, the minister of state (MoS) finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said that the government may come up with an announcement soon, ANI reported. He was speaking at the Delhi SME Finance Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Various industry bodies including […]

KP finance director denies taking items

KP finance director denies taking items

NORFOLK — Police and the school department investigated allegations school finance director Larry Azer stole small items such as Pop-Tarts from King Philip Middle School, but the administrator said Wednesday the claims were false. Both the police department and an attorney, Sarah Spatafore, acting on behalf of the school administration, looked into reports Azer took […]

It's time to make 'behavioral finance' more than a buzzword

It's time to make 'behavioral finance' more than a buzzword

At a time when retail investors have more options for where to seek financial advice than ever before, advisers who incorporate behavioral finance into their business potentially can stand out significantly. Implemented correctly, a behavioral finance-based approach can help advisers steer clients away from decisions that can severely damage their ability to reach long-term financial […]

Berlin finance board dcuts after hearing support of school programs at public hearing

Berlin finance board dcuts after hearing support of school programs at public hearing

BERLIN — Students rallied to the defense of a mental health program and residents supported services for the elderly and disabled, prompting the Board of Finance to reject further cuts to municipal funding and increase school funding beyond the allocation rejected by referendum on May 22. “We need to put party politics aside and fix this situation,” said resident […]

G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders' summit in Quebec

G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders' summit in Quebec

WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) – Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec. In a rare show of division among the […]

Charles Kushner explains his meeting with Qatar's finance minister, says it was 'a wrong thing to do,' but 'none of us …

Charles Kushner explains his meeting with Qatar's finance minister, says it was 'a wrong thing to do,' but 'none of us …

Charles Kushner, the real-estate developer and father of President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared, said in an interview with The Real Deal that his much-scrutinized meeting with the Qatari finance minister last year was “wrong.” The meeting occurred in New York City just months after Trump’s inauguration, and the men discussed financing for Kushner’s 41-story […]