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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 …

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 …

Q1 2017 Current Economic Indicator: Rhode Island Economy on a Solid Growth Path

PROVIDENCE (May 2017) – Today, the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) jointly released the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) Briefing for the first quarter of 2017. According to the briefing, the Rhode Island economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.9 …

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 …

Rhode Island: Growth Stronger than Expected in Second Half of 2016

PROVIDENCE (February 2017) – Today, the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) jointly released the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) Briefing for the fourth quarter of 2016. According to the briefing, the Rhode Island economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.6 …

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 …

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 …

Rhode Island: Economy Projected to Shrink in Second Quarter 2016

PROVIDENCE (September 2016) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) Briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), the Rhode Island economy is projected to shrink in the second quarter of 2016 at an annualized rate of …

The Rhode Island Economy is Picking Up Steam – Q1 2016

PROVIDENCE (May 2016) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), growth of the Rhode Island economy has been slightly stronger over the last four quarters than observed in previous …

RIPEC Releases Comparative Analysis of Education Governance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE (April 2016) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a comparative analysis of education governance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In recent years, policymakers in Rhode Island have enacted a number of reforms intended to improve the state’s public education system. Despite these reforms, students in the state continue to perform …

RIPEC Releases 2016 Education Results Report

PROVIDENCE (April 2016) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released a report, titled “Results: Education in Rhode Island 2016”, that provides comprehensive data and a robust analysis of public school performance in Rhode Island relative to the national average and New England states, as well as a district-to-district comparison. The report demonstrates …

RIPEC Analysis: Truck Tolling Proposal and the RhodeWorks Infrastructure Improvement Program

PROVIDENCE (February 2016) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released an analysis of the truck tolling proposal and RhodeWorks infrastructure improvement program currently being considered by the General Assembly (H. 7409/S. 2246). The report includes a cash-flow analysis of the current proposal, as well as three alternative models for financing the RhodeWorks …

How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2015 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 2015) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, 2015 Edition which provides details on state and local government expenditures in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, the most recent year for which national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s spending with that of the other 49 …

How Rhode Island Revenues Compare – 2015 Edition

PROVIDENCE R.I. (November 2015) – Today RIPEC released its annual report: How Rhode Island Revenues Compare, 2015 Edition, which provides details on state and local government revenue sources from Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, the most recent year for which state and national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s fiscal system with those of …

RIPEC Releases Analysis of Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Closing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 2015) – Today, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released an analysis of the preliminary, unaudited closing statement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. According to the preliminary closing statement, the state ended FY 2015 with a free closing surplus $47.8 million greater than anticipated in the FY 2015 revised budget. After …

Rhode Island’s Economy Continues Slow and Steady Growth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (October 2015) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady rate. The state’s economy grew by an annualized rate of …

Rhode Island’s Economy Continues Slowdown in the First Quarter of 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 2015) – According to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) briefing released today by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), Rhode Island’s economy experienced positive growth in the first quarter of 2015, but is showing continued signs of weakness. The state’s …

Analysis of the Economic Development Initiatives Included in the Governor’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal

PROVIDENCE – On Tuesday, June 2, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released comments on the economic development initiatives included in the Governor’s FY 2016 budget as proposed. The economic development programs and initiatives included in the Governor’s budget proposal represent an ambitious effort to improve Rhode Island’s economic climate. Among the proposed initiatives …

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