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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.
Response to the State’s 2015 Tax Credit and Incentive Report
August 16, 2015 – Annual report shows that Rhode Island gave up close to $30M in revenue to five economic development tax credits last year.  Recently enacted law to evaluate tax incentives has not been implemented.
Medicaid at 50: Serving Rhode Islanders by keeping them healthy and insured.
July 14, 2015 – A new fact-sheet from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
highlights the Medicaid program in the Ocean State. The Center highlights the efficiency of the program—as private insurance costs have soared, Medicaid costs and spending have grown much more slowly.
2015 Legislative Outcomes
July 07, 2015This year the Institute informed and influenced the debate on a host of policy issues related to tax policy, child care, and health care. Here is a summary of several policy changes that will have an impact on the fiscal health of Rhode Island and its residents.
Making Child Care Affordable for More Rhode Island Families
May 26, 2015Our latest issue brief about important policy changes that could help make child care affordable for more families in Rhode Island.
Testimony regarding the reinvent Medicaid Act of 2015
May 19, 2015 – The Institute submitted testimony regarding the Reinvent Medicaid Act of 2015, highlighting the need to build on the state’s strong Medicaid foundation and coordinate delivery system and payment changes with on-going state-wide multi-payer system reform initiatives.
Medicaid on the Move Conference Presentations
May 11, 2015Conference presentations from Cindy Mann and Linda Katz are now available on our website.  Learn more about Medicaid!  Video of all of the presentations will be available soon.
Affordable Health Insurance Options for Uninsured Rhode Islanders
May 10, 2015Learn more about the options available for Rhode Islanders who need affordable health insurance, including Medicaid, RIte Care and options available through the Health Insurance Exchange.
Testimony regarding Article 28, H5900
April 29, 2015 – The Economic Progress Institute strongly supports maintaining
HealthSource RI and we are pleased that both the Governor and the Senate
President are committed to keeping our state-based exchange. The
funding strategy proposed in Budget Article 28 is a reasonable way to
pay for HealthSource RI as it transitions from full federal support to
state support.
Testimony regarding Article 29 Tax Incentives
April 15, 2015 – Comments regarding the economic development tax incentives included in Article 29 of Governor Gina Raimondo’s budget and the continued need for Rhode Island to make sure incentives are transparent and cost effective.
Testimony regarding increasing the minimum wage
April 08, 2015 – The Economic Progress Institute supports this bill to increase the
minimum wage to $10.10 next year. Lawmakers have made real progress in
this area over the past two years and we are pleased to see a commitment
to raising the labor and living standards of our workers going forward.
Highlights from Governor Raimondo’s FY16 Budget
March 24, 2015Five highlights from Governor Raimondo’s Fiscal Year 16 budget.
A Summary of the Medicaid Proposals in Governor Raimondo’s FY16 Budget
March 23, 2015 – A brief summary of the changes being proposed to Rhode Island’s Medicaid program through Governor Raimondo’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
Testimony regarding the state’s minimum corporate tax
March 07, 2015 – The Economic Progress Institute has concerns about these
bills, all of which would reduce corporate income tax collections in
some way, and each of which would impair the adequacy and equity of our
tax structure.
Former Foster Youth now have Access to Affordable Health Care
December 18, 2014
Under the ACA, youth who were enrolled in Medicaid and aged out of foster care on or after their 18th birthday
are eligible for free Medicaid health insurance until age 26,
regardless of their income.  In Rhode Island, at least 900 youth ages 21
to 25 are newly eligible for this free coverage in 2014.
RI Work and Income Supports Among Lowest in New England
December 17, 2014Despite the oft-cited myth that the state offers more help to its residents than other states, the support we provide for working and under-employed families is among the lowest in New England.
2014 Rhode Island Standard of Need
December 17, 2014 Our study that documents what it costs to live and raise a family in Rhode Island and how work supports help families close the gap between income and expenses and meet their basic needs.