Here’s how much money Rhode Island is getting from the American Rescue Plan
August 10, 2021

Here’s how much money Rhode Island is getting from the American Rescue Plan

All told, Rhode Island state and local governments are set for a $1.6 billion boost from the...

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved
April 29, 2021

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved

“By allowing workers to keep claiming benefits while they earn, partial unemployment insurance can act as an...

Yes, some people are businesses. But very few are in the top 1%
April 8, 2021

Yes, some people are businesses. But very few are in the top 1%

As it turns out, only a small number of pass-through owners are at the very top. In...

Housing is the answer to Governor McKee’s billion dollar question
March 22, 2021

Housing is the answer to Governor McKee’s billion dollar question

Here’s one worthy infrastructure endeavor: Unleashing a money cannon to solve Rhode Island’s housing shortage....

January 4, 2021

Andy Boardman: A popular, progressive agenda for Rhode Island lawmakers

Raising the Minimum Wage – Marijuana Legalization – Housing Affordability – Taxing the Rich – State leaders...

December 16, 2020

OpEd: A missed opportunity to support workers and protect state finances during the pause

The state should ensure that workshare is a ready-to-go option for employers, and require that businesses maintain...

November 7, 2020

A question for Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi

“From his influential perch, [Joseph Shekarchi] prioritized a tax loophole for the rich. And to sell the...

August 17, 2020

What are must-haves for this year’s state budget? Here’s what voters think

“Voters are looking not just for a return to normal, but a better way to run the...

June 4, 2020

Workshare is a win for workers, local economies and government budgets

“What would you do with an extra few hundred dollars each week, and a couple of extra...