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Is Rhode Island wrong to spend so much on fire protection?

Posted 10/19/09

A recent study by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council points out that the state spends more on fire protection per capita than any other.

And while the amount spent on fire protection is a relatively small amount of the state’s total expenditures, the state falls far behind most of the rest of the country when it comes to spending on higher education, highways, and natural resources, parks and recreation.

Should the state push harder for regionalization of fire protection resources to free up money for more spending on higher education? What do you think?

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