RI.gov Website Ideas

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  1. 19 votes
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    • 14 votes
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      • 11 votes
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        • Add Bill Tracking

          Bill tracking is available on the RIGA website, but it is not trackable via RSS and has a generally cumbersome UI. A bill tracking feature which could be followed through an RSS reader would greatly improve on the existing interface.

          7 votes
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          • why not tax boats

            lets tax boats and boating equip=campers are!

            6 votes
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            • More citizen FAQs

              More citizen FAQs for the services each agency provides with the correct department contact information

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              • add site to "information & Data" section

                Add www.assisted-living-directory.com/content/rhode-island.htm
                to your wonderful "Information & Data" section - lots of useful information for visitors interested in long term care in RI.

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  Dan ChapmanDan Chapman responded

                  David, Thank you for your suggestion. Your link will be sent to the appropriate review committee. We will let you know if the link is approved. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rihelp@nicusa.com

                • Change the Unemployment/TDI phone system. This is the worst system in the whole country.

                  On occasion TDI would use the call back system when they were to busy. For me that worked out. Realty, you have to have more people on the phones. You cannot have these offices closed during the week. This is rediculous, we have to many people unemployed and I will be one of them in about a week.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Gail! Thank you for contacting RI.gov.
                    Your idea is very important us.
                    Please contact the Department of Labor and Training directly to share feedback about their services.

                    Their contact information is:

                    Department of Labor and Training
                    401-462-8000
                    1511 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 029204407
                    http://www.dlt.ri.gov

                    Sincerely,

                    RI.gov Customer Support

                  • cut/cap salaries by 7% of elected officials

                    this would strengthen RI economy and boost moral for all taxpayers

                    4 votes
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                    • 4 votes
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                      • end expense accounts for all state elected officials

                        stop the write-offs that the taxpayers pay for.

                        4 votes
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                        • RI has too much gov. for "0" growth state, Cut all state gov. departments 10%

                          RI needs to reduce gov and services to below what it can afford. In the private sector any and all departments can function better with 10-15% fewer people. Excess people create work to keep busy, so cut the work force to save money.

                          3 votes
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                          • Provide startup funds for nonprofits

                            There's many people out there, myself included, that would like to start a nonprofit but don't have the means to support ourselves while growing a nonprofit. Or simply just don't have the startup capital to afford the registration requirements. I think the government ought to help.

                            3 votes
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                            • Access info to FREE expired pharmaceutical disposal in RI.

                              Much like a library book drop off bin or a metal mail box on the street, I think it would be GREEN and environmentally considerate of the Ocean State to provide discreet and anonymous expired pharmaceutical drop off boxes. This could be at the library, the fire station, city hall, the police station...I'm concerned and actually shocked that I have found nothing like this in RI, considering the fact that we pride ourselves on the beauty of our beaches, rivers and ocean. Safe pharmaceutical disposal is very important for our ecology, wild life AND human wellness--we all consume water and…

                              3 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • 3 votes
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                                  • SPECIAL ANIMAL VEHICLE PLATES

                                    Can RI give us an option for animal activist license plates, so that money can go to the shelters.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • allow warehousing for UI taxes

                                      need to determine tax due and warehouse payment, then notify client which you allow on withholding taxes

                                      2 votes
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                                      • All votes for all bills should be more easily retrieved.

                                        If people who vote for or against bills knew that their actions would be easily seen by the people even years after they left office it might make them think more about their votes. Too often, those responsible for today's problems are long gone and forgotten by the time we see the consequences of their voting choices.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • 2 votes
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