RIPEC Hosting Forum with Gubernatorial Candidates

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council announced that it is hosting a gubernatorial forum on May 5th, 2022, with candidates (so far…) Matt Brown, Helena Buonanno Foulkes, Nellie Gorbea, Dan McKee, and Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz. WPRI Investigative Reporter Steph Machado will moderate the forum as candidates answer questions on taxing, spending, and the additional federal funds coming to the state.

­­­­­­“We look forward to bringing together business and community leaders and government officials from across the state to meet and hear from the candidates,” said Michael DiBiase, President and CEO of RIPEC. “Rhode Island is at a critical moment; our economy is continuing to recover from the pandemic and at the same time the state has received an unprecedented influx of federal funds. The winner of the 2022 gubernatorial election will be tasked with developing long term policy solutions and investments to improve the state’s fiscal position and expand economic opportunities for Rhode Islanders.”


Event: The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s Gubernatorial Forum

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time: Networking 11:00 am, Luncheon 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

This is RIPEC’s first gubernatorial forum in recent years. Attendees will have the opportunity to raise topics and questions for discussion. RIPEC will provide additional information about attending the event.

The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is a nonpartisan and nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to advancing fiscally responsible government, competitive tax policies, and economic opportunities for all in Rhode Island. To advance these goals, RIPEC provides objective research and analysis. So far this year, RIPEC has issued reports on “How Rhode Island Compares” to the U.S. and New England on state and local revenues and expenditures, the Rhode Island Key Economic Performance Indicator Briefing for Q4, “A System Out of Balance: Property Taxation Across Rhode Island,” and an analysis of the Tax Foundation’s 2022 Business Tax Climate Index.


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