GBN Summer 2017 Survey

As a Gaspee Business Network partner, your opinion is valuable to us. By answering the questions below, you will help GBN fight back against the progressive agenda that is further damaging our already dismal business climate in the Ocean State. Thank you.

Does your business presently offer paid time off (i.e., sick days or family days or personal days)?

  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:10:48 -0400
    Q: How do you feel about the Governor's corporate tax-credit strategy described in the previous question?
    A: It is NOT the role of government to pick winners and losers
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:10:24 -0400
    Q: Does the Governor's corporate tax-credit strategy to lure high-profile employers to our state produces any benefit for your business?
    A: No
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:10:13 -0400
    Q: Do you believe political leaders are adequately taking steps to address Rhode Island's dismal 45th ranked business climate?
    A: No
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:10:03 -0400
    Q: How will an increased minimum wage impact your business?
    A: If raised even more, I'd have to increase wages of other, higher wage employees
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:09:25 -0400
    Q: Which of the following taxes/fees are most burdensome for you and your business?
    A: Corporate tax on profits
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:09:03 -0400
    Q: Last month, Rhode Island's business climate ranking 45th in the nation. What aspects of Rhode Island's business climate would you say most impede your business?
    A: Regulations: the state makes us comply with too many regulations. (Feel free to specify: labor regulations, unrealistic business or workplace requirements, excessive paperwork, licensing requirements, other
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:08:07 -0400
    Q: A scaled back version of taxpayer-funded college tuition was just signed into law and proponents may look to expand the program down the road. Do you feel that Rhode Island should offer "free" college tuition at any level?
    A: No - I disagree with the entire program.
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:07:47 -0400
    Q: If marijuana is eventually legalized in Rhode Island, would your business feel it necessary to institute drug-testing of employees?
    A: Yes, we would have to.
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:07:17 -0400
    Q: Alternative to mandated time off: if the General Assembly were to pass tax credit incentives for employers to offer paid time off to employees rather than an outright mandate, would this be an acceptable alternative to you? If yes, would you consider participating?
    A: Yes, it would be an acceptable alternative, and we would consider participating.
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:06:44 -0400
    Q: If the General Assembly passes a law mandating that Rhode Island employers offer paid time off to all employees, what would be the impact on your business?
    A: We would have to reduce employees' hours or compensation
  • ronald nagel
    answered 2017-08-18 15:06:12 -0400
    Q: Does your business presently offer paid time off (i.e., sick days or family days or personal days)?
    A: Yes
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:40:28 -0400
    Q: How do you feel about the Governor's corporate tax-credit strategy described in the previous question?
    A: It is NOT the role of government to pick winners and losers
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:40:13 -0400
    Q: Does the Governor's corporate tax-credit strategy to lure high-profile employers to our state produces any benefit for your business?
    A: No
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:40:01 -0400
    Q: Do you believe political leaders are adequately taking steps to address Rhode Island's dismal 45th ranked business climate?
    A: No
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:39:52 -0400
    Q: How will an increased minimum wage impact your business?
    A: No impact at all
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:39:33 -0400
    Q: Which of the following taxes/fees are most burdensome for you and your business?
    A: Property tax on real estate
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:39:06 -0400
    Q: Last month, Rhode Island's business climate ranking 45th in the nation. What aspects of Rhode Island's business climate would you say most impede your business?
    A: Regulations: the state makes us comply with too many regulations. (Feel free to specify: labor regulations, unrealistic business or workplace requirements, excessive paperwork, licensing requirements, other
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:38:30 -0400
    Q: A scaled back version of taxpayer-funded college tuition was just signed into law and proponents may look to expand the program down the road. Do you feel that Rhode Island should offer "free" college tuition at any level?
    A: No - I disagree with the entire program.
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:38:15 -0400
    Q: If marijuana is eventually legalized in Rhode Island, would your business feel it necessary to institute drug-testing of employees?
    A: Yes, we would have to.
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:38:03 -0400
    Q: Alternative to mandated time off: if the General Assembly were to pass tax credit incentives for employers to offer paid time off to employees rather than an outright mandate, would this be an acceptable alternative to you? If yes, would you consider participating?
    A: Yes, it would be an acceptable alternative, and we would consider participating.
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:37:22 -0400
    Q: If the General Assembly passes a law mandating that Rhode Island employers offer paid time off to all employees, what would be the impact on your business?
    A: We would pass the increased costs on to our customers
  • steve wood
    answered 2017-08-18 12:37:02 -0400
    Q: Does your business presently offer paid time off (i.e., sick days or family days or personal days)?
    A: No

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