Report: R.I. had more federal cash influx than federal tax payments in fiscal 2017

THE RATIO OF federal spend in Rhode Island and taxes paid to the federal government was 1.23, with Rhode Island receiving $2,228 per capita more than it paid in taxes in fiscal year 2017. / COURTESY ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
THE RATIO OF federal spend in Rhode Island and taxes paid to the federal government was 1.23, with Rhode Island receiving $2,228 per capita more than it paid in taxes in fiscal year 2017. / COURTESY ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received 1.23 times more in federal dollars than its residents and businesses paid in federal taxes in fiscal year 2017, according…

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