February 24, 2012

The State of Local Taxation in Rhode Island, Measure I

Carroll Andrew Morse

How do amounts paid by municipal residents, in the form of local taxes, relate to how much their local governments have to spend?

Here is the answer for 38 Rhode Island cities and towns (New Shoreham is way off in the direction of the upper right-hand corner) with the local tax levy measured as a straight percentage of community aggregate income...