Providence Journal: Gov. Chafee: R.I. Selected for 'Results First' Program of Data-Driven Policy Making
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island has been selected for the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, which helps states look at costs and benefits before making policy decisions.
Governor Chafee announced Tuesday that Rhode Island became the 14th partner state as a result of his March 21 request to be included in the technical support and sharing of best practices that the initiative offers.
Gary VanLandingham, director of the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, was quoted in Chafee's news release as saying "Other states have used this approach to target funding to programs that provide the best bang for the buck, and we are confident that Rhode Island can achieve similar positive results."