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Elorza announces working group to consider long-term Providence pension solutions

PROVIDENCE - After his pitch to borrow more than $700 million to shore up the city pension fund stalled in the General Assembly, Mayor...

Elorza seeks to head off concerns on pension bond proposal in...

PROVIDENCE – Whether selling city bonds to investors is a creative solution to the seemingly intractable Providence pension problem or an overly risky venture...

RIF unveils ‘Make It Happen’ principles, timeline for ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island Foundation-led initiative to offer advice on how state leaders should spend more than $1 billion from the American Rescue...
A NEW REPORT on charter schools released Thursday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council recommends that state lawmakers should support new charters and expand existing ones rather than impose a moratorium on such expansion.

RIPEC report: State should support charter school expansion

PROVIDENCE – Among its recommendations for lawmakers regarding addressing charter schools in the state, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council stated Thursday that the...

Report: R.I. GDP grows at slower rate than region, country

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 3.5% in the first quarter of 2021, the Center for Global and Regional...
Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council CEO and President Michael DiBiase says state policymakers will need to reform the education funding formula to guarantee it's equitable for all communities.

Report: ‘Property wealth’ gaps among R.I. municipalities causing education disparities

PROVIDENCE – A new analysis of municipal finances from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council found that despite a state funding formula designed to...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, is launching a new initiative to develop recommendations on how the state can spend the federal stimulus it is expected to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation launches initiative to develop recommendations for state on stimulus...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council,...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council's new report Monday, titled 'How Rhode Island Compares,' states that Rhode Island overspends on K-12 education compared to the rest of the U.S., while underspends on higher education.

RIPEC: R.I. comparatively underspends on higher education, but overspends on K-12

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council on Monday released a report how the Ocean State compares to the United States and New...

RIPEC supports borrowing in upcoming bond referenda

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council supports borrowing for the seven bond initiatives that will be considered by voters in a special...
RHODE ISLAND GDP declined at a 2% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of 2020. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

Report: R.I. GDP declines at 2% annual rate in Q4

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's gross domestic product was estimated to have declined at a 2% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of 2020, according...

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