We write in response to your June 25, 2019 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.
My name is Mark Hengen, PhD, I am a fellow Yale SOM grad and currently researching the revenue effects of algae blooms at JWU on restaurants and municipalities and the state. A key piece of evidence are tax revenues. If you don't mind, research purposes, is it possible to acquire tax information at a macro scale or even micro scale. If a MOU is needed please let me know.
The Office of the General Treasurer does not maintain documents responsive to your request. You may wish to submit your request directly to the Division of Taxation within the State of Rhode Island Office of Revenue.
If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy Crane, General Counsel, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886. You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.
Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment.
Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.