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...

May 28, 2022

At forum, candidates for governor discuss raising Rhode Islanders out of poverty

“Throughout our diverse faith traditions, we believe that we have a moral obligation to address systemic poverty...

April 11, 2022

Race, ethnicity, gender and disability impact statements could change the conversation at the General Assembly

“Assessments, such as fiscal notes and environmental impact reports, are already tools for predicting the impacts of...

March 25, 2022

The arrogance of Rhode Island’s payday loan industry

These lobbyists don’t testify at hearings because they don’t need to. They have the State House firmly...

March 25, 2022

General Assembly can and must do more to lift children out of deep poverty says Raising RI Coalition

“After being ignored for so long, Rhode Island Works needs updating to better prepare parents to succeed...

March 16, 2022

Advocates push for expungement of criminal records as General Assembly moves towards legalized marijuana

“In order to begin to repair the harm of this failed war on cannabis,” said Cherie Cruz,...

June 4, 2021

Advocates push to provide health insurance for all RI children, regardless of immigration status

The legislation “would establish Rhode Island’s commitment to provide health insurance to all children who are residents...

Activists call on RI House to raise taxes on the one percent
May 7, 2021

Activists call on RI House to raise taxes on the one percent

“It is important to pass this now,” said Rachel Flum of the Economic Progress Institute. “You may...

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent
April 2, 2021

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent

Among the many false claims the panel took on was the idea that the rich flee Rhode...

March 10, 2021

RI’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance, so needed during pandemic, needs to expand

“When COVID arrived in Rhode Island last year, TCI claims skyrocketed by over 1000 percent between February...

February 23, 2021

Revenue for RI kicks off campaign to tax the one percent

“The gap between the rich and poor continues to widen due to decades of policies that have...

February 11, 2021

Assessing the claims of anti-minimum wage lobbyists

When our elected representatives allow themselves to be deceived by the self serving claims of lobbying organizations...

February 3, 2021

RI Senate to hear $15 minimum wage bills today

Nearly one-third of all female workers, over one-third of Black workers and nearly half of Latinx workers...

January 27, 2021

RIght from the Start campaign introduces 2021 legislative package for children and families

“Because I’d lost two previous pregnancies, being pregnant and giving birth to my beautiful daughter Amarie during...

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...