• February 06, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    In a short piece to be published in this week's Phoenix, Brian C. Jones takes a look at the budget math of how Governor Carcieri has proposed taking about $15 million in state child-care subsidies from thousands of low-income families -- about the same amount of state revenue eliminated with last year's upper bracket tax cut:

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  • February 01, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    It's become somewhat of an article of faith for a surprising number of people that Rhode Island is a welfare magnet. This kind of thinking helped to propel last year's state tax cut for the affluent, and it animates a considerable amount of discussion on talk-radio and elsewhere. Well, guess what? Brian C. Jones makes the case that Rhode Island is not a welfare magnet

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