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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 …

The Governor’s FY 2016 Budget as Proposed

PROVIDENCE – On Friday, May 29, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released comments on the Governor’s FY 2016 budget as proposed. The full report is available here. As the General Assembly debates the budget proposal, RIPEC believes that there are several components that deserve particular attention. These important considerations include the Governor’s proposed economic …

Preliminary Analysis of Career and Technical Education in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE R.I. (April 2015) – Today RIPEC released a baseline analysis of Rhode Island’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) system intended to aid the state’s new Career and Technical Board of Trustees in anticipation of the group’s first official meeting. The Board of Trustees, established as part of legislation enacted by the General Assembly in …

How Rhode Island Revenues Compare – 2014 Edition

PROVIDENCE R.I. (March 2015) – Today RIPEC released its annual report: How Rhode Island Revenues Compare, whichprovides details on state and local government revenue sources from Fiscal Year 2012, the most recent year for which national data are available. The publication compares Rhode Island’s fiscal system with those of the other 49 states and the national …

How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare – 2014 Edition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 2015) – RIPEC today released its annual report titled How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare, which provides details on state and local government expenditures in FY 2002 and FY 2012, the latest year for which national data is available. This year’s report also includes an analysis of the changes between FY 2011 and …

Rhode Island Economic Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter of 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 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 broke a streak of six consecutive quarters with growth above 2.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. …

FY 2015 Budget Update

This report provides an end-of-year update on the FY 2015 budget, as the version enacted in June has been altered by the November 2014 Revenue and Caseload Estimating Conference and agency overspending. A copy of the full report is available here, and the press release is available here.

2014 RIPEC Forum – Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve

The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) co-hosted an event with Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services on November 24, 2014. The panelists presentations are linked below: David Blumenthal (link)PresidentThe Commonwealth Fund Chas Roades (link)Chief Research OfficerThe Advisory Board Company Ronald Smith (link)Legislative DirectorAmerican Public Human Services Association Peter Andruszkiewicz (link)President & …

Positioning Rhode Island for Continued Growth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 2014) – 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 has experienced growth over 2.0 percent over the past six economic quarters. The state’s economy grew by an …

HealthSource Rhode Island: Status Updates and Upcoming Policy Decisions

PROVIDENCE – On Monday, October 20, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released “HealthSource RI: Status Updates and Upcoming Policy Choices.” The report is intended to provide stakeholders with background information on Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, HealthSource Rhode Island (HSRI), and outline forthcoming policy decisions.

2014 Budget Outlook, Debt Position, and Ballot Initiatives

Today the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook based on the preliminary FY 2014 closing, debt position, and 2014 ballot questions. The press release is available here.

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