Policy Agenda

Each year the Economic Progress Institute collaborates with our community partners to advocate for state policies and investments that will put more Rhode Islanders and our state on a path towards economic progress.


2019 Policy Agenda

  • Investing in child care

    Investments in Rhode Island’s early care and education system, including the creation of tiered reimbursement quality rates for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), helps programs attract and retain qualified and effective early childhood educators, provide high-quality learning environments, and promote children’s learning.This year’s agenda focuses on increasing rates for hard-working child care providers. Learn More

  • Common Sense Tax Credits for Working Families

    All Rhode Islanders want to be able to support their families and live in thriving communities. Yet, far too many working Rhode Islanders are struggling to pay for the basics. This year’s agenda focuses on increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for working families. Learn More

  • Improving Family-Friendly Workplace Policies: Paid Family Leave

    Despite being a leader in offering paid family leave, we can make improvements to Rhode Island’s paid family leave program to ensure more employees are able to take more time off to care for their loved ones. This year’s agenda focuses on improving Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) program. Learn More

  • Improving the Rhode Island Works Program

    The Rhode Island Works (RI Works) program is a safety net for children whose parents are unable to support them through work – either temporarily or permanently. This year’s agenda focuses on improving the program to ensure the parents gain the skills they need to enter and remain in the workforce. Learn More

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