People on the Move in R.I.: Week of Dec. 30, 2018

Bank Newport BankNewport has hired two new vice presidents/business development officers and a vice president/branch sales manager. Steven Carneiro, of West Warwick will be responsible for business development, commercial loan production, cross-sales origination and cross-team collaboration in the Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Warwick and greater Kent County market. He comes to BankNewport from the People’s Credit Union, where he …

The Uprising, December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays and welcome the The Uprising! 2. Rhode Island Standard of Need The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) publishes its Rhode Island Standard of Need(RISN) report twice a year to answer two important questions: What is the cost of meeting basic needs for families and individuals in Rhode Island? How do state and federal work and income  supports help households meet the cost of …

TGIF: Ian Donnis’ Politics/Media Roundup For December 21

Welcome to my last TGIF column of 2018. I’ll be off most of next week – so no column next Friday — but I’ll be back at work New Year’s Day to bring you the Rhode Island inaugural and the opening of the 2019 General Assembly session. Thanks for following my reporting and best wishes for a happy holiday. As …

Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? – December 21, 2018

Every Friday, GoLocalProv takes a look at who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, culture, and sports. Now, we are expanding the list, the political perspectives, and we are going to a GoLocal team approach while encouraging readers to suggest nominees for who is “HOT” and who is “NOT.” Email GoLocal by midday on Thursday …

Making work pay for low-income workers

Rhode Island has fallen behind other New England states in helping workers via the Earned Income Tax Credit After decades of wage stagnation and increasing inequality, politicians and academics of all stripes have been seeking ways of aiding workers on the lower end of the wage scale. Economic studies from Berkeley to Boston show that the Earned Income Tax credit …

Study finds the wealthy pay a lesser share of their income in taxes in R.I.

By Scott Blake -October 18, 2018 4:01 pm PROVIDENCE – The greater your income in Rhode Island, the less of it you pay in state and local taxes, a new study finds. The top one percent of Rhode Islanders [those making more than $467,700 a year] pay 7.9 percent of their income in total state and local taxes, while the bottom 20 …

Low-income taxpayers in Rhode Island pay over 50 percent more in taxes than the wealthiest

UpriseRI A new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) and the Economic Progress Institute finds that the lowest-income Rhode Islanders pay 53 percent more in taxes as a percent of their income compared to the state’s wealthiest residents. The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, evaluates …

Who Pays?, 6th editon

A new study recently released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) and The Economic Progress Institute finds that the lowest-income Rhode Islanders pay 53 percent more in taxes as a percent of their income compared to the state’s wealthiest residents. The study, Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, analyzes tax …

Scott MacKay Commentary: What the RI Right Can Learn From Progressives

  By Scott MacKay • Oct 5, 2018 Rhode Island conservatives and Republicans are bemoaning the leftward turn of the state’s Democratic Party. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay begs to disagree.  If you listen to the conservative rhetoric, you might think Rhode Island is sliding into a socialist state. Republican State Rep. Patricia Morgan said last week in a Providence Journal op-ed piece …