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RIPEC Analyzes the Governor’s FY 2024 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 proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget, revisions to the FY 2023 budget, and the state’s fiscal outlook. RIPEC found that the governor’s proposed FY 2024 budget represents the continuation of a level of total spending and …

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KPI Briefing for Q1 2023: Rhode Island Shows Strong Employment, but Economic Expansion Has Slowed

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economy improved across most key economic measures in Q1 2023, but the rate of economic expansion has slowed, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing for the first quarter of 2023, released today. The Briefing, completed by The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant …

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KPI Briefing: Rhode Island Economic Growth Stalls in Q4, Continues to Lag Region and Nation

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economy continues to lag the New England region and the United States in several indicators of economic growth according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing for the fourth quarter of 2022, released today. The briefing, completed by The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant …

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Rhode Island Falls to the Bottom Ten States in Business Tax Climate Index

PROVIDENCE, RI – An analysis of the Tax Foundation’s 2023 Business Tax Climate Index (the Index) by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council shows Rhode Island entered the bottom ten states for business tax competitiveness for the first time since 2015, ranking 42nd highest (ninth worst) in the nation.  The Index annually demonstrates how competitive …

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RIPEC Releases “How Cities and Towns Spend Their Money” Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released their report “Municipal Services in Rhode Island: How Cities and Towns Spend Their Money” today. The fourth in a series on municipal finance, the report analyzes how municipalities allocate resources across non-education services, such as public safety, public works, and administration, and offers policy recommendations …

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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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