Dan McKee in The Providence Journal


On Tax Reform: Increase real estate transfer tax on homes over $700,000

He also supports a buffed-up version of former Gov. Gina Raimondo's bid to raise the real estate transfer tax on high-end homes, defined as those costing more than $700,000, to provide "a permanent funding stream for affordable and workforce housing." (Raimondo had proposed a $500,000 threshold.) The current rate is $2.30 for every $500 spent. McKee's proposal doubles the rate to $4.60 for every $500 spent above $700,000, with all of the new revenue going into a new "housing production fund."
Source: Providence Journal on 2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race Mar 11, 2021

On Education: As mayor created the first mayoral charter school

As Cumberland mayor, he created Blackstone Valley Prep, the first mayoral charter school in the state and template for independent public schools. It remains his most high-profile accomplishment in public life. The Blackstone Valley Prep CEO calls McKee a "great man who cares deeply for children. He's a family man, married to a lifelong educator, and I think he understands as well as anyone how important and hard it is to be a public school teacher," Chiappetta told The Journal.
Source: Providence Journal on 2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race Jan 8, 2021

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