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State’s Growth Slows in Q3 According to RI Economic Indicator

The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) shows that the pace of the economic recovery slowed significantly in the third quarter of 2011, creating a dark cloud looming over future growth.   According to a briefing released today by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure council, the CEI increased 0.9 percent (annualized rate). This …

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Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education to Keynote RIPEC Annual Dinner November 2, 2011

As Rhode Island continues to implement far-reaching education reforms, and as the debate around the national reform agenda continues, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, will visit Rhode Island to deliver the keynote address at the 68th RIPEC Annual Meeting.  Secretary Duncan, who has also served as the chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, will …

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RIPEC Outlines a FY 2012 Budget Approach

The FY 2012 budget provides an opportunity for the state to refocus its investments, realign its priorities and focus on long-term investments.  The past three years have seen historic revenue declines that put significant pressure on the state’s budget.  However, the state’s structural budget deficit – expenditure growth that exceeds revenue growth – has been …

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RIPEC Outlines Questions for Evaluating the Governor’s Proposed Budget

The FY 2012 budget comes at a time when the state is recovering from one of the most severe economic downturns in the past century; the decisions the state makes now will be critical to sustained recovery and to future growth.   As proposed, the Governor’s FY 2012 budget closes a projected $295 million deficit …

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Overview of Rhode Island Expenditures and a FY 2012 Budget Blueprint

Today the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report reviewing Rhode Island’s current fiscal situation with a focus on state expenditures.  The report identifies primary budget drivers, examines how the state’s fiscal trends compare to other states and outlines issues the state may want to consider as it addresses the FY 2012 budget …

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How Rhode Island’s Expenditures Compare – 2010 Edition

Today, August 9, RIPEC released “How Rhode Island’s State and Local Expenditures Compare”, a companion report to “How Rhode Island’s State and Local Revenues Compare”. The report compares Rhode Island’s expenditures – per $1,000 of personal income and per capita – with those of the other 49 states and the United States average.  This year’s …

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RIPEC Comments – Analysis of Proposed Funding Formulas

On Monday, May 24, RIPEC released “Comments: Analysis of Proposed Funding Formulas”. The Comments are a follow-up publication to the recently-released “Results: Education in Rhode Island” and examine the various funding formula bills that have been proposed this legislative session.  Rhode Island has not had a funding formula in place since the late 1990s and …

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Results – Education in Rhode Island 2010

On Monday, April 19, 2010, RIPEC releasd the 2010 edition of its report “Results: Education in Rhode Island”.  This report examines, in one publication, student performance in conjunction with a number of factors that have an impact on education in the Ocean State. A quality education system has broad positive effects – both for the …

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Reductions in Local Aid Will Require Structural Change for Local Governments and School Districts

Recently, discussions have focused upon the Governor’s proposed reductions in local aid and their impact on municipalities. To put the discussion in context, RIPEC compiled estimated savings for the budget articles that the Governor proposed as offsets to cuts in local aid. Between the FY 2009 enacted budget and the FY 2011 budget as proposed …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2009 Edition

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, RIPEC released “How Rhode Island’s State and Local Expenditures Compare, 2009 Edition”, a companion report to “How Rhode Island’s State and Local Revenues Compare”. The report compares Rhode Island’s expenditures – per $1,000 of personal income and per capita – with those of the other 49 states and the United …

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