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Public Policy
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The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has released its take on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, and said that expected surplus funds can be utilized to improve the state’s economic climate and enhance its economic development. more
Rhode Island ranks among the bottom 10 states for tax friendliness, coming in sixth-worst, according to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. more
Congressional debate over the annual defense policy measure often centers on hot-button issues such as the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, the fate of huge weapons systems and whether to lift budget caps. more
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a maintenance backlog approximately $500 million greater than estimates offered last month and “unsustainable” operating budgets, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island, despite having the ninth-highest per-pupil spending amount nationally, still has room for improvement in its educational outcomes, an analysis from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council showed this week. more
Rhode Island is still one of the top states for energy efficiency, but it slipped a spot to fourth place this year in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for “extensive amendments” to the Open Meetings Act, saying that it should be strengthened to protect the public’s right to know. more
To take advantage of lower interest rates, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has refinanced $47 million in Water Pollution Control bonds, realizing $6 million in savings. more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
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