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Testimony in Support of S2533, The Rhode Island Health Care Authority Act
April 14, 2014 -

Responsible Corporate Tax Reform
April 11, 2014 - Tax cuts have only a negligible effect on creating jobs and generating economic activity. What really works is investing in schools, transportation, safe communities and other tried and true building blocks of economic growth...If they are enacted, lawmakers should offset revenue losses by adopting a system used in many other states to make sure large, profitable, multi-state corporations pay their fair share for the services they use in Rhode Island.

Improve Rhode Island’s Earned Income Tax Credit to Help Hard-working Rhode Islanders
March 31, 2014 - Rhode Island should make the state EITC fully refundable to enhance the credit's effectiveness. This would help families offset the impact of regressive state and local taxes, help pay for one-time expenses such as car repairs and security deposits, and help families meet basic living expenses.

Testimony in opposition to S-2382
February 25, 2014 - The Economic Progress Institute opposes S-2382 which would require retailers to examine a photo identification when a buyer is using a SNAP EBT card.