Friday, July 22, 2016

Open Government Summit

The Attorney General's 18 annual  Open Government Summit will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol. For more information, click hereAgenda
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"Our Open Government Summit has become a signature event for public officials and the public to attend and be trained in how to comply with the State's open government laws," said AG Kilmartin.  "I believe the event's turnout is a testament to the commitment by public bodies to ensure they are in compliance, both in the letter and the spirit of the laws.  I am proud of the work this Office does to help promote accountability and transparency in the state, and hope to see you there."
Fully embracing the principle of accessible government, AG Kilmartin is again partnering with ClerkBase to stream the presentation live through the Attorney General's website here .  The live stream will commence at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the Summit. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

WPRI: Study: Low infrastructure spending makes RI an ‘outlier state’

By Ted Nesi
 Published: July 18, 2016, 5:10 pm  |  Updated: July 19, 2016, 11:10 am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says Rhode Island is an “outlier” among states because it has historically spent so little on capital projects such as road and bridge repairs.

The study by Ronald Fisher and Riley Sullivan of the Boston Fed’s New England Public Policy Center concludes: “Taking all of the evidence into account, the single outlier state is Rhode Island, which is shown to have had relatively low state and local government capital expenditure by every measure.” (Study: Why Is State and Local Government Capital Spending Lower in the New England States Than in Other U.S. States? p.19)

Related story: Study: RI infrastructure spending consistently among the lowest