State Finance

Summary of the Governor’s FY 2007 Budget Request

The proposed FY 2007 general revenue request of $3.2 billion represents a 1.0 percent increase from the FY 2006 Revised Budget. If one adjusts this for deferring uncompensated care payments and converting a portion of the Judiciary budget to restricted receipts, the Governor’s budget would increase by 3.3 percent over FY 2006. The following RIPEC …

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2006 50-State Property Tax Comparison

This RIPEC report summarizes the findings of a property tax burden comparison among the fifty states developed in partnership with the National Taxpayers Conference – a national, nonprofit corporation whose members are devoted to the pursuit of objective analysis of public finance issues.  The study surveys 53 urban and 50 rural cities across the United …

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A Survey of RI Voter Opinions on Taxes and Spending

RIPEC commissioned Opinion Dynamics Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts to conduct a poll in order to gauge public opinion about tax and spending issues in the Ocean State.  This report summarizes the main findings of a statewide telephone survey of 400 Rhode Island voters.  Interviews were conducted during the evening and weekend hours of January 5 …

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Rhode Island 2010 – Charting a New Course

This RIPEC publication – “Rhode Island 2010” – builds on recent RIPEC work forecasting selected demographic trends through 2010.  There are certain socio-economic factors that influence eligibility for entitlement programs, education services and other programs, and the projected growth in many segments of Rhode Island’s population will have an impact on the resources needed to …

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