Each year the Economic Progress Institute collaborates with our community partners to advocate for state policies and investments that will put more Rhode Islanders and our state on a path towards economic progress.
2017 Policy Agenda
Affordable Child Care
Working families need affordable child care so the parents can go to work and their children can get the early learning opportunities they need to enter school ready to learn. This year’s agenda focuses on making child care affordable for more working families and ensuring all children have access to high quality care by enacting an improved reimbursement rate structure for providers. Learn More
Common Sense Tax Credits for Working Families
All Rhode Islanders want to be able to support their families and live in thriving communities. Yet, far too many working Rhode Islanders are struggling to pay for the basics. This year’s agenda focuses on increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for working families. Learn More
Improving Family-Friendly Workplace Policies
Too many Rhode Island families still do not have access to critical workplace standards like paid sick days. And despite being a leader in offering paid family leave, we can make improvements to Rhode Island’s paid family leave program to ensure more employees are able to take more time off to care for their loved ones. This year’s agenda focuses on improving Rhode Island’s Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) program and enacting legislation to require paid sick leave for all Rhode Island workers. Learn More