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The 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

Budget Highlights: FY2017 Budget
February 09, 2016 – Governor Raimondo released her FY17 budget in February. We have highlighted several areas that are important to the fiscal health of the state and its residents.
Improving a Common Sense Tax Credit for Working Rhode Islanders: Increase the Rhode Island Earned Income Tax Credit
February 03, 2016Rhode Islanders who work full-time should be able to support their
families. Yet, far too many are struggling to pay for housing, heat,
food, and health care. This issue brief highlights reasons why Rhode Island’s refundable Earned
Income Tax Credit should be increased.
How you can help increase Rhode Island’s Earned Income Tax Credit!
February 03, 2016 – Learn how you can help Rhode Island working families keep more of their paycheck through an increased state Earned Income Tax Credit.
The State of Working Rhode Island 2015: Workers of Color
December 17, 2015 – This report, “The State of Working Rhode Island: Workers of Color”,
highlights the many challenges facing Rhode Island workers, showing the
many areas where workers of color fare less well than others. The
accompanying Policy Recommendations
document shows that there are policy solutions within our grasp that
can shift economic trends that have been holding Rhode Island families back.