June 2, 2022

EPI Report details four transformative and equity-centered ways Rhode Island can invest ARPA funding

“With eight areas of focus and over fifty proposals, many further subdivided, the Governor’s overall plan for...

Raising the RI Works benefit increase will lift families out of deep poverty
March 30, 2021

Raising the RI Works benefit increase will lift families out of deep poverty

The monthly benefit provided to families has not been increased in 30 years, while all other New...

December 16, 2020

Report: Essential workers in Rhode Island struggle to make ends meet, says EPI

“This year we wanted to show the realities that COVID has brought to light – that many...

September 18, 2020

Latest poverty data highlight barriers to economic security for RIers, especially communities of color

“Economic inequity is largely the result of historic and ongoing structural and institutional racism such as lack...

September 16, 2020

Economic Progress Institute: RI’s low uninsured rate continued in 2019

“It is critical that the federal government move rapidly to provide relief to states, including continuing and...

September 10, 2019

Economic Progress Institute: More Rhode Islanders gained health insurance coverage in 2018

Rate of uninsured Rhode Islanders dropped to 4.1 percent New data released by the Census Bureau today...

March 2, 2020

Economic Progress Institute: New Report explains Rhode Island’s workforce development system for adults

Workforce development is a necessity for both employees and businesses. For an individual, it means raising the...

August 21, 2019

Rhode Island can strengthen its economy and communities through inclusive policies for immigrants

State and local policymakers can take key steps to better integrate immigrants, including immigrants who are undocumented,...

February 27, 2020

Economic Progress Institute: New brief analyzes how federal investments have improved RI’s Child Care Assistance Program as Congress debates $2.4B expansion of child care funding

Additional federal funding would allow Rhode Island to make quality child care more affordable for a larger...

March 2, 2020

Economic Progress Institute: RI Works works, but needs improvement

A new report released by the Economic Progress Institute yesterday asks the question: “Eleven years after the...

March 2, 2020

A new Gilded Age in Rhode Island

The top 1 percent in Rhode Island earn 18.2 times more than the bottom 99 percent and...

October 31, 2019

EPI releases report highlighting positive impact of Medicaid for Rhode Islanders and the economy

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) previewed its latest report today at a press conference at the Rhode...

March 2, 2020

Prosperity Now Scorecard highlights strengths and weaknesses in Rhode Island’s ability to help families prosper

Low-income people who work hard and play by the rules should be able to build a better...

March 2, 2020

Understanding the proposed ‘Ballpark at Slater Mill’ for the Pawtucket Red Sox

The City of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Red Sox (‘PawSox’), and the State of Rhode Island have partnered...