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...

May 19, 2021

Rising inequality and stagnant wages was the goal of government policy says EPI report

Far from being the unfortunate and unavoidable result of apolitical market forces such as technological change and...

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...

August 31, 2020

Cutting the state budget will hurt the economy, delay recovery says Economic Progress Institute

“It is critical that Rhode Island does not repeat the mistakes of the last downturn. The options...

August 5, 2020

Mattiello’s plan to increase rainy day funding is austerity economics… and Rhode Islanders will suffer

“This rainy day is going to last more than a year and trying to pay it back...

April 15, 2020

A moral imperative: Race, poverty and coronavirus

“How does anyone in good conscience separate race from poverty? You can’t. It is intricately linked. There...

April 1, 2020

Progressive organizations unite to demand RI lawmakers rescue workers left out of stimulus bill

“We need the state government to step in and protect the countless working Rhode Islanders who need...

March 26, 2020

Economic Progress Institute identifies five steps Rhode Island can take to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

“We must resist such counterproductive policies and act forcefully to ease our sudden entry into recession and...

February 27, 2020

Revenue for Rhode Island coalition seeks to raise taxes on the richest one percent

“Our state’s priorities are upside down when we give millionaires big tax breaks and don’t invest in...

March 2, 2020

EPI report: Rhode Islanders are still struggling to meet basic needs

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) publishes its Rhode Island Standard of Need (RISN) report twice a year...

March 2, 2020

Report: Work-hours test proposals are punitive and harmful to working people

“Heavy-handed and punitive work tests for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Medicaid will do little to...

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

Economic Progress Institute celebrates 10th Annual Policy and Budget Conference

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) celebrated its 10th annual policy and budget conference entitled Budget Rhode Map:...

March 2, 2020

Economic Progress Institute issues call for workforce investment in latest report

[Note: Since the original publication of this post on December 20, 2017, the Economic Progress Institute has...