Spotlight On Spending, April 2014
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
April 4, 2014
With the State of Rhode Island in economic crisis, and with massive structural budget deficits projected for years to come, Ocean State lawmakers have the opportunity to both grow the economy and reduce deficits by trimming non-essential spending and taxes from the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget.
It’s about priorities. Good government is about setting spending priorities, preserving opportunities in the state for residents who wish to succeed. Tax relief and job creation for Rhode Island families and reducing the crushing regulatory burden on the state’s business sector must be weighed against nonessential, sometimes wasteful, spending for projects that produce little benefit to the average resident.