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Runey to succeed Bowen as JWU chancellor

PROVIDENCE – Mim L. Runey, who has served as the Johnson & Wales University Providence campus president and chief operating officer since 2011, will...
PROBLEM AREA: The structural problems at Rogers High School in Newport are evident in the water-infiltration damage, which has affected both the interior and exterior of the building, which was completed in 1958. Jeff Watts, the school’s plant engineer, looks at one of the affected areas outside. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paying for badly needed school upgrades now will limit future borrowing....

Trinity Briceno, a senior at Cranston East High School, didn’t attend school between December and April.She was hospitalized in November after students and teachers...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 20 in the nation for highest total state and local expenditure in fiscal 2015. / COURTESY RIPEC

R.I. ranks No. 20 for highest public expenditures per $1K of...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 20 for the highest total state and local government expenditures per $1,000 of personal income in the “How...
JONATHAN C. SIMMONS, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council. RIPEC released a fiscal 2015 tax revenue assessment Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Report: R.I. ranked No. 12 in FY15 for highest state and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 12 for highest total state and local tax revenue per $1,000 of personal income in the nation at...
MIM L. RUNEY, the Providence campus president and chief operating officer of Johnson & Wales University, will become the new president of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's board of directors and trustees on April 1, 2018. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Runey to take over as RIPEC board president in April

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council announced that Mim L. Runey, the Providence campus president and chief operating officer of Johnson &...

Luntz to deliver keynote address at 74th Annual RIPEC meeting

PROVIDENCE – Frank Luntz will deliver the keynote address at the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s 74th annual meeting, RIPEC announced Sept. 25.Luntz has...
THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURES Council is seeking nominations for the 42nd Annual Public Service Awards. Above, RIPEC Executive Director, Jonathan C. Simmons. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPEC seeks Public Service Awards nominations

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is seeking nominations for the 42nd Annual Public Service Awards.The organization is calling for nominations for...
THE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS COALITION has concerns over the mandated paid sick leave proposal, scheduled for a vote in the Senate Labor Committee on Wednesday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Opinion: R.I. paid sick leave bill needs a hard look

The Rhode Island Business Coalition has concerns regarding the mandated paid sick leave proposal scheduled for a vote in the Senate Labor Committee this...
THE CURRENT ECONOMIC INDICATOR, produced by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies, estimates that Rhode Island's economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter, four times as fast as the U.S. economy for the same period.

RIPEC estimates Q1 2.9% GDP growth, expects 2% growth in Q2

PROVIDENCE – The Current Economic Indicator report for the first quarter of 2017 showed signs of continued improvement for the Rhode Island economy. The...
Rhode Island's budget impasse is being followed by independent ratings agencies./PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Corporate tax revenue at center of state’s $100M shortfall

PROVIDENCE – A multimillion-dollar shortfall in projected corporate tax revenue is largely contributing to the state’s near $100 million shortfall in revenue estimates.And it’s...
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