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RHODE ISLAND has been selected to participate in a policy academy program to improve business regulations run by the National Governors Association and the Pew Charitable Trusts. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. chosen for NGA academy on improving biz regulations

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is one of five states that will participate in a National Governor’s Association program designed to improve business regulatory processes,...
REAL TAX revenue in Rhode Island increased an inflation-adjusted 3.9% from the state's pre-recession peak in the third quarter of 2006 through the first quarter of 2019. / COURTESY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Report: R.I. real tax revenue up 3.9% in Q1 2019...

PROVIDENCE – Real tax revenue in the first quarter of 2019 in Rhode Island was 3.9% higher than the pre-recession peak in the third quarter...
RHODE ISLAND'S lack of personal income growth in 2018 made it an outlier in the United States. Is that a major problem? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

How concerned are you that Rhode Island was the only state...

The news was sobering if not downright depressing. But according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study, Rhode Island was the only state in the...
RHODE ISLAND was the only state with no personal income growth in 2018, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. / COURTESY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Report: R.I. only state with no personal income growth in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was the only state in the nation that did not log an increase in inflation-adjusted personal income year over year...

Legacy of Gov. Chafee lives on

Give praise when and where it’s due, so a hearty job well-done should go out to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee based on the most...
RHODE ISLAND WAS reported to have rainy day funds that would cover 19.1 days of operation in fiscal 2017. / COUTESY PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Pew: R.I. could operate for 19.1 days on only rainy day...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was reported to have the capacity to operate only by rainy day funds for 19.1 days in fiscal 2017, representing...
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., has introduced legislation that would require some employers, who do not provide retirement plans, to automatically enroll employees in Auto-IRAs. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse wants automatic IRAs

WASHINGTON – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., last week introduced legislation that would require some employers, who do not provide retirement plans, to automatically enroll...
FEDERAL FUNDING COMPRISED OF 31.9 percent of state revenue in fiscal 2015. /COURTESY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Pew study: 31.9% of state revenue federally funded in fiscal 2015

PROVIDENCE - The federal share of state revenue in Rhode Island rose to 31.9 percent in fiscal year 2015, a 1.2 percent increase from...
RHODE ISLAND could operate for 19.8 days on its reserves in its rainy day fund, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. /COURTESY THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Pew: R.I. rainy day fund healthiest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could operate for 19.8 days on the reserves in its rainy day fund, which is the longest time period among...
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