June 20, 2021

Speaker Shekarchi on the 2022 budget: Tax cuts, affordable housing and more

Speaker Shekarchi said he is careful about the tax structure because “I don’t want to drive businesses...

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...

The Uprising: Taxing the Rich + Pollution at the Port of Providence
April 12, 2021

The Uprising: Taxing the Rich + Pollution at the Port of Providence

In this packed episode, we debate why taxing the rich is totally fine, how the Port of...

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...

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...

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...

September 22, 2020

State legislators join community advocates to push back against potential budget cuts

“A budget is a statement of our priorities – of the things that we value. Of course...

September 16, 2020

Newly elected RI lawmakers are saying ‘No’ to Raimondo’s austerity budget

“Cuts to critical services in communities like Pawtucket worsens inequality, which hurts us all over the long...

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...