Public finance

Rhode Island’s FY 2023 Enacted Budget and Fiscal Outlook

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report today analyzing the state’s fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget and the fiscal outlook in future budget years.  The FY 2023 budget is the state’s third consecutive annual budget characterized by a massive influx of federal COVID-19 relief dollars and the second consecutive


RIPEC Releases Road Map for Education Reform in Rhode Island

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) today released a report on the state of K-12 education in Rhode Island and recommendations to improve the education system. Through its in-depth historical and analytic study of the state’s K-12 system, RIPEC found that Rhode Island’s education system is in a state of crisis

Human services

Rhode Island Falls to the Bottom Ten States in Business Tax Climate Index

PROVIDENCE, RI – An analysis of the Tax Foundation’s 2023 Business Tax Climate Index (the Index) by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council shows Rhode Island entered the bottom ten states for business tax competitiveness for the first time since 2015, ranking 42nd highest (ninth worst) in the nation.  The Index annually demonstrates how competitive

Economic development

KPI Briefing Shows Rhode Island’s Economy Continues to Improve, But Employment Growth Slows in Q3

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s economy improved across most major indicators in the third quarter of 2022, but employment growth slowed, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing, released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). “Rhode Island’s

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