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RIPEC: R.I. economy stalled in Q4

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economic growth stalled in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continues to lag both the region and nation, according to...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has proposed cutting the state's 7% sales tax to 6.85%, but not everybody's excited by the idea. / COURTESY GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S OFFICE

McKee’s sales tax cut too small to matter much, some observers...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to cut the state's sales tax from 7% to 6.85% is getting a tepid reception from policy analysts and...

RIPEC: Rhode Island has not kept pace with other states on...

PROVIDENCE – As other states pass tax laws that improve their business climate, Rhode Island is falling farther behind, according to new analysis by...
RETURN TO THE ROSTRUM: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio takes his place at the front of the Senate chambers on Jan. 3, the first day of the 2023 General Assembly session. It’s a position Ruggerio has held since 2017. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Surplus of question marks: Decisions on tax cuts, housing policies, education...

No one would blame the General Assembly leadership if it breathed a little easier in the 2023 legislative session. After all, the top Democratic leaders...

Report: R.I. economy shows improvement amid slower employment growth in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's economy continues to improve despite slowing employment growth, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and...
POTENTIAL PAVILION: Roger Williams Park Zoo Executive Director Stacey Johnson shows the area where a new, $12 million educational facility and events pavilion will be built if Rhode Island voters approve a $50 million “green economy” bond measure.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

MONEY MATTERS: $400M in bond issues on R.I. ballot as borrowing...

Matt Dunn and Rainer Lohmann are among the top researchers at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, but it’s tough to...

Businesses can do more for schools

Three years ago, R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green asked for more business support of Providence’s troubled public schools. The pitch was part of her...
R.I. EDUCATION COMMISSIONER Angélica Infante-Green wanted the business community to be involved in improving the public schools in Providence three years ago. Now a new public policy report has, in part, renewed those calls but on a statewide basis. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Calls renewed for business community to help with schools

Three years after R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green led the takeover of Providence’s failing schools with a plan that included the involvement of the...

RIPEC: R.I.’s K-12 education system is in crisis

PROVIDENCE – The K-12 education system in Rhode Island is in crisis. That's the conclusion the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council made in its newly...

RIPEC to honor E.G. finance director, URI talent development leader

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will recognize two public employees for their service as part of the organization’s annual meeting on...
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