Read reports from our national colleagues about how the smallest state in the union compares when it comes to the economic health of the state and its residents.
College Tuition Hikes in RI Among Highest in the Country
A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that since 2008, the increase in the average tuition at public four year colleges in the Ocean State was the 7th highest in the nation at $2,907 per student. Nationally, tuition grew by $1,850 per student. State's investment in higher education dropped by $1,719 per student since 2008 when adjusted for inflation, a decrease of close to 25 percent, according to the report.
Ocean State lures leave Rhode Islanders on the hook
RI ranks 35th in financial security of residents
The Assets and Opportunity Scorecard
released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development ranks states in how well their residents fare with income and assets, business, education, health care and housing.
RI "trailing behind" in tax incentive evaluations
Rhode Island is among 26 states identified as "trailing behind" when it comes to evaluating whether our tax incentive programs are producing good outcomes for the state and its residents, according to a recent report by the Pew Center on the States titled Evidence Counts. The report highlights how Rhode Island does not conduct effective evaluations of tax incentive programs, which cost millions locally and nationally.
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