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Providence City Council taps study commission to mull ‘alternative revenue...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nine–member commission to study the municipal tax system and make recommendations on ways to...

Remote work, gig economy impacting R.I. jobs data

More Rhode Islanders are working, but the state is losing jobs, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department Labor and Training. Wait,...
MIXED RESULTS across key economic indicators hint that Rhode Island's economic growth stalled in the second quarter, according to a new report.

RIPEC, Bryant report: R.I. economic growth shows signs it stalled in...

PROVIDENCE – Mixed results in key economic indicators hint that the state’s economic growth stalled in the second, according to a report from the...
A NEW REPORT released Thursday from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has mixed results on the changes the R.I. General Assembly made this year to the education aid.

RIPEC: Some changes to education aid were positive but ‘reversed progress’...

PROVIDENCE – A new report released Thursday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council offers mixed views on the state’s changes to education aid...

RIPEC: Fiscal belt-tightening required with drying up of federal funds

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, a nonprofit public policy research organization, on Wednesday published its analysis of Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s...
NAVIGATING SHORTAGES: 
R.I. environmental police officer Jacob Malone, left, checks the size of striped bass caught by two unidentified fishermen in Narragansett Bay. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management says staff shortages have made it difficult to schedule such law enforcement ­operations. 
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DAVID HANSEN

HELP WANTED: There are 1,700 unfilled state jobs, but has anyone...

Stacy Smith says the job for “front-line” workers at the R.I. Department of Human Services isn’t easy in normal times, but the labor market...

RIPEC, Bryant report: R.I. economy slowed in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The state’s economy has slowed despite improvement across most key measures, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the Center for Global...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio has thrown his support behind legislation that would exempt businesses from being taxed on up to $100,000 of tangible property, such as office furniture or computer equipment. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Momentum finally building for R.I. tangible tax exemption

Small-business owners in Rhode Island for years have called for a tangible asset tax exemption, but it could never gain enough support from state...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation unveiled Friday its 2023 Policy Framework to state elected leaders in order to improve public education in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF unveils policy framework to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Adjusting the state’s funding formula to offer schools more money for low-income and multilingual students, creating a state fund to pay for...

Healey’s proposed estate tax threshold could have grave consequences in R.I.

Rhode Island is always looking over its shoulder at Massachusetts when it comes to taxes. So as Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey proposes giving more Commonwealth...
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