New General Revnue Sharing Figures for Local Communities

Based on…

  1. The language of last night’s supplemental appropriations bill, which reads…
    For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the total amount of aid shall be twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) with such distribution allocated proportionately on the same basis as the original enactment of general revenue sharing for FY 2009.
  2. Katherine Gregg and Cynthia Needham‘s story in today’s Projo
    The state aid debate spanned hours, despite an early — and almost universally supported — decision by the beleaguered Democratic leadership to reinstate $25 million of the $55 million in local revenue-sharing dollars targeted for elimination.
  3. And the figures from the state’s FY09 enacted budget document for general revenue sharing, which sum to about $55 million (see page 89),

…the table below gives the figures on how the revenues for each city and town in Rhode Island will be affected by the change in “general revenue sharing”. The first column is the original FY09 appropriation, the second column is the “revised” appropriation, and the the third column is the difference and maybe deficit, depending on how optimistic or pessimistic your town was in planning ahead…










































Barrington $206,206 $93,540 $(112,666)
Bristol $840,384 $381,217 $(459,167)
Burrillville $597,138 $270,875 $(326,263)
Central Falls $1,432,052 $649,611 $(782,441)
Charlestown $345,546 $156,748 $(188,798)
Coventry $859,727 $389,992 $(469,735)
Cranston $4,599,682 $2,086,520 $(2,513,162)
Cumberland $1,321,917 $599,652 $(722,265)
East Greenwich $149,812 $67,958 $(81,854)
East Providence $2,272,041 $1,030,649 $(1,241,392)
Exeter $76,718 $34,801 $(41,917)
Foster $262,927 $119,270 $(143,657)
Glocester $480,786 $218,095 $(262,691)
Hopkinton $191,394 $86,821 $(104,573)
Jamestown $124,220 $56,349 $(67,871)
Johnston $2,164,234 $981,746 $(1,182,488)
Lincoln $812,824 $368,715 $(444,109)
Little Compton $89,670 $40,676 $(48,994)
Middletown $829,818 $376,424 $(453,394)
Narragansett $747,514 $339,089 $(408,425)
Newport $1,564,737 $709,800 $(854,937)
New Shoreham $77,527 $35,168 $(42,359)
North Kingstown $754,148 $342,099 $(412,049)
North Providence $2,032,742 $922,098 $(1,110,644)
North Smithfield $556,079 $252,250 $(303,829)
Pawtucket $4,630,267 $2,100,394 $(2,529,873)
Portsmouth $554,736 $251,641 $(303,095)
Providence $13,135,563 $5,958,590 $(7,176,973)
Richmond $125,675 $57,009 $(68,666)
Scituate $383,576 $173,999 $(209,577)
Smithfield $1,582,243 $717,741 $(864,502)
South Kingstown $860,708 $390,437 $(470,271)
Tiverton $547,575 $248,392 $(299,183)
Warren $425,488 $193,011 $(232,477)
Warwick $4,128,906 $1,872,966 $(2,255,940)
Westerly $642,010 $291,230 $(350,780)
West Greenwich $189,201 $85,826 $(103,375)
West Warwick $1,245,850 $565,146 $(680,704)
Woonsocket $3,270,235 $1,483,453 $(1,786,782)

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Mario
Mario
12 years ago

It’s impressive that they went with a flat cut. Of course, whether it is fair or not would depend on the fairness of the original appropriation, but it could have been worse.

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