Public Finances Publications from RIPEC, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council

Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council


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The most pressing issue facing Rhode Island is the financial capacity of the State and local governments to support services in an era of uncertain revenues. RIPEC believes that Rhode Island’s long-term interests will be best served by refining the structure and delivery of government services, as well as by developing a competitive, balanced, and equitable tax system. In order to put the policy choices the State faces in context, RIPEC regularly publishes a series of reports that provide an overview of State and local spending and revenue patterns, key policy issues to consider, and RIPEC comments on proposed initiatives that have an effect on State and local budgets such as pension and OPEB reform. In addition, RIPEC publishes a biennial review of the State’s overall debt position before general obligation bond referenda are placed before the voters.