Latest (Bad) Rankings of RI: Will the Budget Turn Them Around?


The release of some new/updated rankings of Rhode Island are perfectly timed as we sit on budget watch.

Rhode Island currently has the eighth highest state & local tax burden as percentage of income.

And the Providence Business News points to a new study by WalletHub showing that Rhode Island has the eleventh worst economy in the United States.

These are the rankings that need to be turned around. The Governor’s proposed budget of a couple of months ago won’t get the job done. Will the General Assembly step up to the plate? Judging from alerts via Twitter about the just-announced availability window later today of the Speaker and the new Chairman of House Finance, we will know soon.