Job growth in Rhode Island is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.3 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.
Rhode Island would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.
Rhode Island finished 39th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems
David M. Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, earned $380,000 in 2018, making Dooley the highest-paid public employee in Rhode Island last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Rhode Island arts agencies are projected to reach $2.1 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.97 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.
Borrowers in Rhode Island who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 368, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal agency research dollars going to Rhode Island totaled $400.1 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $872,506 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Rhode Island, the second lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.
Rhode Island two-year colleges charged students $4,560 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 29th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.
Each of the two U.S. House of Representatives members representing Rhode Island draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.
Rhode Island four-year public university tuition and fees went from $8,037 in 2004-05 to $13,060 in 2019-20, the 17th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.
State lawmakers in Rhode Island now draw a base salary of $15,959 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 54.5 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Rhode Island two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,129 in 2004-05 to $4,700 in 2019-20, the 16th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.
The governor of Rhode Island now draws a yearly salary of $145,755, the 26th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.
Public schools in Rhode Island spent an estimated $2.6 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.