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KPI Briefing Shows Rhode Island’s Economy Continues to Improve, But Employment Growth Slows in Q3

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economy improved across most major indicators in the third quarter of 2022, but employment growth slowed, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing, released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). “Rhode Island’s …

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RIPEC Releases Road Map for Education Reform in Rhode Island

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) today released a report on the state of K-12 education in Rhode Island and recommendations to improve the education system. Through its in-depth historical and analytic study of the state’s K-12 system, RIPEC found that Rhode Island’s education system is in a state of crisis …

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Rhode Island’s FY 2023 Enacted Budget and Fiscal Outlook

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report today analyzing the state’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget and the fiscal outlook in future budget years.  The FY 2023 budget is the state’s third consecutive annual budget characterized by a massive influx of federal COVID-19 relief dollars and the second consecutive …

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RI KPI Briefing for Q2 2022: Rhode Island Experiences Employment Gains but Still Lags Nation in Recovery of Jobs Lost During Pandemic

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s job market has improved, with four major industry sectors having regained all jobs lost during the pandemic, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing for the second quarter of 2022, released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode …

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Rhode Island’s Funding Formula After Ten Years: Education Finance in the Ocean State

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released a report on Rhode Island’s education finance system today. The report, the third in RIPEC’s series on municipal finance, found that the overhaul of the state’s education finance system a decade ago has been successful in increasing the state’s share of overall education revenues and …

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RI KPI Briefing for Q1 2022: RI’s Economy Continues to Recover From Pandemic, but More Slowly Than U.S., New England

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved in several key measures in the first quarter of 2022 but challenges persist, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators Briefing, released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). “We are continuing …

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The Governor’s FY 2023 Budget and the State’s Fiscal Outlook

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report today analyzing Governor Daniel J. McKee’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget, including American Rescue Plan (ARPA) expenditures, the state budget surplus, and the fiscal outlook for future budget years. The report found that total spending of $12.82 billion proposed in the governor’s …

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How Rhode Island Compares: 2022 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released today an analysis of “How Rhode Island Compares” to the U.S. and New England on state and local revenues and expenditures, using the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (from fiscal year 2019). The report provides valuable insights for policymakers, given the …

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Rhode Island Key Performance Indicator Briefing for Q4 2021: RI’s Post-Pandemic Economy Grows but Still Lags the Nation in Recovering Jobs

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved across several key measures in the fourth quarter of 2021, but the state continued to lag the nation in its economic recovery, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicator Briefing for Q4, published today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University …

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A System Out of Balance: Property Taxation Across Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island struggles with large imbalances in property wealth, as well as striking differences among the tax burdens of resident homeowners, nonresident homeowners, and businesses, according to a report released today by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). The report, “A System Out of Balance: Property Taxation Across Rhode Island,” found …

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