February 10, 2020

A bizarro plan to restore the Superman building

“…this plan does not return to taxpayers the ability to control that which was theirs in the...

March 2, 2020

Andy Boardman: No, the rich aren’t fleeing Rhode Island

Lincoln Chafee is in the news again – this time for a prospective 2020 presidential bid on...

February 27, 2020

Andy Boardman: House budget proposal – Three winners and three losers

While you were sleeping Friday night, House leaders unveiled their state budget proposal for the coming fiscal...

June 2, 2019

Will Rhode Island limit non-compete agreements?

“Want to work? Sign on the line and don’t move.” Thus reads the headline of a 1998...

January 19, 2020

Andy Boardman: Middle class families struggle with lunch costs, too

If you didn’t hear about Warwick’s short-lived school lunch policy in local news, perhaps you read about...

February 27, 2020

The earned income tax credit helps low-income working families in Rhode Island

Happy Tax Day! Across the country, today marks the deadline for individuals and businesses to file their...

October 31, 2019

The appeal of corporatism: Lawmakers mull Medicaid fee on big businesses

This week, state lawmakers in the House Finance Committee considered a proposal to penalize businesses whose low-income...

February 27, 2020

Updated: Help low-income workers: Raise the EITC to fight the Trump tax law

On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi (Democrat, District 23, Warwick) introduced legislation to help Rhode Island’s...

March 2, 2020

Reimagining family policy in Rhode Island

A new report from the People’s Policy Project provides a useful framework for reconceptualizing and expanding policies...