The Right Start for Children, Families and Rhode Island

March 06, 2006 Starting RIght Child Care: The Right Start for Children, Families, and Rhode Island The 1998 Starting RIght Initiative sought to ensure access to affordable, high-quality child care and early education for all Rhode Island families with children from birth to 16 years old. The Program focused on three crucial supports: financial support to parents, provider reimbursement and …

State of Working Rhode Island 2005

September 03, 2005 This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends in job growth, unemployment, wages, poverty, and work-related benefits in Rhode Island. Read the full report.

HSRI open enrollment continues despite ACA constitutional challenge

PROVIDENCE — The first weekday after Fort Worth Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, arguing the zeroed-out individual mandate neutralizes it as an exercise of Congress’s tax power, HealthSource RI health care open enrollment proceeded unperturbed. Monday, Zachary W. Sherman, director of HealthSource RI, the state’s ACA health insurance exchange, said the challenge does not …

R.I. group denounces Texas court’s ruling on Affordable Care Act

PROVIDENCE — A broad coalition of community and advocacy organizations on Monday sharply criticized the decision last week by a federal judge in Texas ruling the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — unconstitutional. “Friday’s misguided decision by District Court Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas v. Azar striking down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act marks a devastating blow to …

Report: Many Rhode Islanders can’t make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Two-thirds of single-parent families and large numbers of other Rhode Islanders don’t earn enough to cover basic expenses, according to a report released Thursday by the Economic Progress Institute. The Providence-based research and policy group used the findings to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage in the Ocean State to help close the gap between what …