State Finance

RIPEC Releases Government Finance Volume in Rhode Island in Context Series

PROVIDENCE R.I. (September 2019) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released the first of three volumes that comprise “Rhode Island in Context: Regional and Historic Trends,” 2019 Edition. “Volume I: Government Finance”.  “Rhode Island in Context” provides summaries and analyses of the most current national, regional, and state data that measure the Ocean State’s …

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RIPEC Policy Brief: Adopting a State-Based Individual Shared Responsibility Payment

Today, RIPEC released a Policy Brief that considers whether adopting a state-based individual shared responsibility payment (SRP, or individual health insurance mandate penalty) is a sensible policy choice for Rhode Island.  Based on a review of the theoretical arguments and empirical literature, RIPEC believes that adopting a state-based individual SRP, and dedicating those revenues to …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare: 2018 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 2018) – RIPEC today released its annual report, How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare: 2018 Edition, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in fiscal year (FY) 2016, the most recent year for which national data are available. Using data released by the United States Census Bureau, the publication compares Rhode Island’s …

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How Rhode Island Revenues Compare: 2018 Edition

PROVIDENCE R.I. (November 2018) – Today RIPEC released its annual report, How Rhode Island Revenues Compare: 2018 Edition, which provides details on state and local government revenue sources from Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the most recent year for which state and national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s fiscal system with those of the …

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Report on November 2018 Ballot Initiatives and State’s Debt Position & Budget Outlook

PROVIDENCE R.I. (October 2018) – On November 6, Rhode Island voters will be asked to consider three ballot questions, which would authorize $589.5 million in additional debt costs, accounting for estimated interest and borrowing costs.  Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report intended to assist voters as they consider these ballot …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare: 2017 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 2017) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare: 2017 Edition, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in fiscal year (FY) 2015, the most recent year for which national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s spending with that of the other 49 states …

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How Rhode Island Revenues Compare – 2017 Edition

PROVIDENCE R.I. (November 2017) – Today RIPEC released its annual report, How Rhode Island Revenues Compare: 2017 Edition, which provides details on state and local government revenue sources from Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the most recent year for which state and national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s fiscal system with those of …

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How Rhode Island Revenues Compare – 2016 Edition

PROVIDENCE R.I. (March 2017) – Today RIPEC released its annual report, How Rhode Island Revenues Compare: 2016 Edition, which provides details on state and local government revenue sources from Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which state and national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s fiscal system with those of the …

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How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2016 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 2017) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare: 2016 Edition, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in fiscal year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s spending with that of the other 49 states …

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Report on November 2016 Ballot Initiatives and State’s Debt Position & Budget Outlook

PROVIDENCE R.I. (November 2016) – On November 9, Rhode Island voters will be asked to consider seven ballot questions, five of which would authorize $364.7 million in additional debt costs, accounting for estimated interest and borrowing costs.  Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report intended to assist voters as they consider …

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