Upcoming Budget: More Privileges for Insiders or Real Help for RI Families?
With the General Assembly session nearing the end, we fully expect the new state budget to contain no meaningful remedies to the many problems that plague our state, such as high taxes across the board, high energy and healthcare costs, and onerous regulatory burdens on job-producers. In our Public Union Excesses report, we identified that there are $888 million per year in excessive collectively-bargained costs, responsible for driving up local property taxes by up to 25%. When will our public officials learn that Rhode Island doesn’t have a revenue problem? Our state has a spending problem!