Publications

Publications - RISN CoverThe Economic Progress Institute researches and analyzes programs and policies that impact low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders.

We produce reports, issues briefs and fact sheets on all of our key issue areas.
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What's New

2014 Rhode Island Standard of Need
December 17, 2014 -
Our study that documents what it costs to live and raise a family in Rhode Island and how work supports help families close the gap between income and expenses and meet their basic needs. 

Policy Outcomes 2014
July 16, 2014 - This brief summary highlights several policy changes made in 2014 that will have an impact on the fiscal health of Rhode Island and its residents.

Few Winners and Many Losers in RI Tax Reform
June 09, 2014 - Read about the winners and losers in proposed changes to Rhode Island's estate tax, earned income tax credit, and property tax relief circuit breaker program.

Corporate Tax Cuts Are Risky Business
May 07, 2014 - Read our issue brief that explains why tax cuts have but a negligible effect on creating jobs and generating economic activity and why RI lawmakers should adopt combined reporting if they reduce the state's corporate income tax.