Tax Policy

Rhode Island Ranks 37th in 2021 Business Tax Climate Index

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An analysis of the 2021 Business Tax Climate Index by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council shows a modest increase in Rhode Island’s ranking to 37th in the nation. The 50-state ranking shows Rhode Island improving two spots over its 2020 rank. The Index also shows Rhode Island ahead of its neighbor, Connecticut …

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Key Questions Remain in Proposal to Shore Up Flagging RIte Share Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council policy brief released today finds that elements of the administration’s plan to bolster the state’s flagging RIte Share program may require greater consideration. Through the RIte Share program, the state covers out-of-pocket expenses on employer-sponsored health insurance for Medicaid-eligible employees and their families. The policy brief breaks …

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May 2020 Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Points to Slow Recovery of State Revenues

PROVIDENCE, RI – A new Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report warns that Rhode Island may experience a long-term shortfall in general revenues and finds that while the state recovered all the jobs lost during the Great Recessions several years ago, its inflation-adjusted general revenue levels had yet to recover, before the pandemic. The report, “Rhode …

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Unemployment Trust Fund Solvency Threatened, Rate Hikes Likely; TDI Stable but Rates Hikes Likely

PROVIDENCE, RI – A new Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council report released today finds that, because of the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund is projected to be insolvent by the end of September. As a result, employers are likely to pay significantly more in federal and state …

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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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