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THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council is advising state policymakers to act with urgency in addressing a projected fiscal year 2022 $513.7 million budget deficit.

RIPEC advises ‘more urgency’ in addressing state FY22 budget deficit

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is advising state legislators to act with “more urgency” in addressing a $513.7 million budget deficit...
THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION of Rhode Island's executive committee voted unanimously Monday to ask Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to close all school buildings and move learning to online starting Dec. 11 through Jan. 4, 2021.

NEARI asks Raimondo to move all learning to remote through Jan....

CRANSTON – The National Education Association of Rhode Island announced Tuesday that its executive committee voted unanimously on Monday to call on Gov. Gina...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council recommended that the state continue to pursue tax policies that would increase its ranking on the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index in analysis released Tuesday. / COURTESY TAX FOUNDATION

RIPEC suggests steps to boost R.I. business tax climate

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released its analysis of the Tax Foundation's 2021 Business Tax Climate Index on Tuesday, offering recommendations...

Report: Despite job gains, R.I. economic activity ‘severely constrained’ in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Despite recovering a number of jobs, economic activity in Rhode Island continued to be “severely constrained” because of the coronavirus pandemic, according...
RHODE ISLAND GDP was projected to have increased at 25.6% annualized rate in the third quarter, according to a new report. / COURTESY THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES AT BRYANT UNIVERSITY AND THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

Report: Despite job gains, R.I. economic activity “severely constrained” in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Despite recovering a number of jobs, economic activity in Rhode Island continued to be "severely constrained" because of the coronavirus pandemic, said...
IN A RUSH: 
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration has less than two months to disperse $900 million in pandemic-related federal aid. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ramp up R.I. pandemic aid spending where it’s needed most

It’s usually wise not to quickly spend a windfall, unless there’s a use-it-or-lose-it deadline attached to it. That’s the situation the state finds itself...
A NEW REPORT by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Tuesday states that only one-third of students in Rhode Island had access to full in-person learning as of Oct. 13.

RIPEC: Only one-third of R.I. students had access to in-person school...

PROVIDENCE – Only one-third of students in Rhode Island’s 36 districts had access to full in-person learning as of Oct. 13, while about half...

More tax revenue, fewer expenses lessen FY 20 strain on state...

PROVIDENCE – The hit COVID-19 took on state coffers in fiscal year 2020 was not as bad as expected, thanks to a combination of...

Report: R.I. GDP contracts at 40.6% annualized rate in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s gross domestic product contracted at a 40.6% annualized rate in the second quarter, reflecting the severe economic impact of the...

Report: R.I. GDP contracts at 40.6% annualized rate in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's gross domestic product declined at a 40.6% annualized rate in the second quarter, reflecting the severe economic impact of the...

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