Links to the Gov’s Stats
In his speech Wednesday evening, Governor Carcieri cited certain statistics pertaining to Rhode Island’s taxing and spending. [These links are from my own research.] Rhode Island’s property tax burden is the seventh highest in the country.
H’mm, the Tax Foundation says we have the fifth highest property taxes, state and local combined.
School spending per pupil: Eighth highest
Spending per capita on fire services: Number One
Yup, RIPEC concurs.
Spending for law enforcement: 13th highest
In 2007, RIPEC said we were fourteenth highest.
One bright note mentioned on other occasions by the Governor and worth repeating here: thanks to the General Assembly, our income tax rate is and will hopefully continue to be in flux.