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A PHOTO OF the state capitol is taken from the Statehouse lawn in Providence./ COURTESY JACK NEWTON

Rhode Island lawmakers mull $6.6M unemployment insurance scoop

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers are mulling a controversial proposal to dip into a near-$500 million unemployment insurance fund to pay for a popular...
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...
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...
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