2013 state budget http://ripr.org en State Continues to Face Growing Budget Deficits http://ripr.org/post/state-continues-face-growing-budget-deficits <p>Rhode Island continues to face worsening budget deficits for the next five years. That’s according to new information from the state budget office.&nbsp; The red ink could cause cutbacks in government programs.</p><p></p><p>The budget office says lawmakers face a $150 million deficit for the fiscal year starting in July 2014. As it stands, the budget hole is set to keep growing,until it tops $400 million for fiscal 2018.</p><p></p><p>The budget enacted by the General Assembly in June made some relatively minor reductions in the state’s long-term deficits.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:38:21 +0000 Ian Donnis 20688 at http://ripr.org State Continues to Face Growing Budget Deficits General Assembly starts the New Year by working http://ripr.org/post/general-assembly-starts-new-year-working <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) High unemployment, same-sex marriage and the state budget are among the top issues facing the General Assembly as it starts a new session Tuesday.</p><p><br>The Assembly is meeting on New Year’s Day because of a requirement that legislative sessions start on the first Tuesday of the year. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed says her chamber plans to concentrate on jobs. “Economic development and a focus on turning around Rhode Island’s economy will be the Senate’s single highest priority this session.”</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:58:32 +0000 Ian Donnis 4627 at http://ripr.org General Assembly starts the New Year by working How to keep your New Year's resolution http://ripr.org/post/how-keep-your-new-years-resolution <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI)<br>If you want to keep those New Year’s resolutions, one University of Rhode Island professor says the best way is to create a plan. URI kinesiology&nbsp; professor Bryan Blissmer says break the big goal into manageable steps and monitor yourself to help stay on track.<br><br>“What that does is make something that might have been an unconscious process before and put it in your conscious brain. So rather than operating on automatic pilot in doing these things, by writing it having to write it down, record it, it makes it so that it’s now a conscious thing.” Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:35:17 +0000 Catherine Welch 4624 at http://ripr.org Education and the 2013 budget http://ripr.org/post/education-and-2013-budget <p>With a vote expected Thursday on the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July, here’s a look at some highlights for public schools and state colleges and universities.</p><p><strong>Elementary and Secondary Education</strong></p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:48:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8401 at http://ripr.org