RIPEC http://ripr.org en Bottom Line: The Politics and the Changing Business Environment http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-politics-and-changing-business-environment <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week, Dave and Mark sit down with<span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="#1F497D"> RI Public Expenditure Council Executive Director John Simmons. </font></span></font></span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 21627 at http://ripr.org Bottom Line: The Politics and the Changing Business Environment RIPEC Urges the General Assembly to be More Amenable to Business in RI http://ripr.org/post/ripec-urges-general-assembly-be-more-amenable-business-ri <p>A business-backed advocacy group says Rhode Island needs to make fundamental changes to strengthen its economy.&nbsp; The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is urging support for legislation this week to reshape the state’s approach.</p><p>The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, RIPEC, said lower than expected state revenue is a sign of continued weakness in Rhode Island’s economy. In contrast to Massachusetts, the Ocean State has yet to regain the peak number of jobs that existed before the recession.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:44:09 +0000 Ian Donnis 16318 at http://ripr.org RIPEC Urges the General Assembly to be More Amenable to Business in RI Pesare, Reynolds Ferland to be honored by RIPEC http://ripr.org/post/pesare-reynolds-ferland-be-honored-ripec <p>The Rhode Island Public expenditure Council (RIPEC) will honor Middletown Police Chief Anthony Pesare and Sharon Reynolds Ferland,&nbsp; fiscal advisor for the Rhode Island House of Representatives, with public service awards at the group’s annual meeting tonight at the Rhode Island Convention Center.</p><p>Cook&nbsp; Political Report editor and Rhode Island native Jennifer Duffy will deliver the keynote address. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport and House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence, will also speak at the 69<sup>th</sup> RIPEC annual meeting.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:13:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 8713 at http://ripr.org