Updated November 29 at 12:27am

Enter your email to receive Providence Business News' e-newsletters
and breaking news alerts.  

this week’s poll

Should all bond referenda be rejected until the state eliminates the structural budget deficit?


As the state’s voters look to endorse or reject a series of bond referenda, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has issued a report on the Ocean State’s financial position and budget outlook.

While the fiscal year 2013 budget looks to be relatively healthy, there are still long-term fiscal challenges facing the state, according to the business-backed think tank.

Still, investments in the state’s infrastructure are often seen as necessary for long-term prosperity, but they come at a price - debt.

Is the state out of the woods yet when it comes to revenue and expenditures? Can Rhode Island afford any more bond debt until its long-term fiscal health is secure?


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment
Latest News