Education

Preliminary Analysis of Career and Technical Education in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE R.I. (April 2015) – Today RIPEC released a baseline analysis of Rhode Island’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) system intended to aid the state’s new Career and Technical Board of Trustees in anticipation of the group’s first official meeting. The Board of Trustees, established as part of legislation enacted by the General Assembly in …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2014 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 2015) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in FY 2002 and FY 2012, the latest year for which national data is available. This year’s report also includes an analysis of the changes between FY 2011 and …

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Turning the Corner: Rhode Island’s Economy Continues to Improve

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 2014) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), Rhode Island’s economy grew by an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014 and by 3.0 percent …

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RIPEC hosted a public affairs forum on Medicaid service delivery and payment reform

RIPEC hosted a forum on Medicaid service delivery and payment reform, sponsored by CVS Caremark, featuring presentations by national and local experts on the ways in which public and private sector stakeholders have successfully implemented healthcare delivery and payment reform.  The discussion focused on how Rhode Island’s Medicaid reform efforts compare with those in other …

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RIPEC hosted a public affairs forum on trends in higher education

RIPEC hosted a forum on higher education in Rhode Island, sponsored by Fidelity, featuring presentations by national and local higher education authorities.  The discussion focused on how Rhode Island’s higher education system compares nationally, upcoming challenges, the current funding structure, and projections for the future of higher education both in the Ocean State and nationally. …

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RIPEC Comments on FY 2014 Budget as Proposed

PROVIDENCE – On Tuesday, April 23, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) will release comments on the Governor’s FY 2014 budget as proposed.  The budget as proposed contains a number of investment-based initiatives designed to promote the long-term welfare of the state, such as spending for capital projects, workforce development programs, and education, as well …

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Senate Passes Moving the Needle Economic Development Legislation

STATE HOUSE, Providence – The Rhode Island Senate today passed a central component of the “Moving the Needle” package of economic development legislation. In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed (2013-S0712aa) to require that upon the election or re-election of the governor a long-term, strategic vision be developed for economic development.

Moving the Needle

STATE HOUSE, Providence – President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed was joined at a news conference today by Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council Executive Director John C. Simmons, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White, and others where they unveiled a report and recommendations to address Rhode Island’s rankings on business competitiveness …

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Joint Press Conference On Moving the Needle

STATE HOUSE, Providence – President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed was joined at a news conference today by Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council Executive Director John C. Simmons, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White, and others where they unveiled a report and recommendations to address Rhode Island’s rankings on business competitiveness …

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