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Providing Rhode Islanders with research, analysis, and advocacy on transformational and equitable fiscal and policy changes to advance racial and economic justice.

RI Budget, Revenue & Tax Fairness
Race, Equity & Democracy
Economic Opportunity
Investment in Children & Healthcare
Lifting Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty
Latest updates, publications and reports
Key Takeaways from EPI's Small and Micro Business Report
Jun 27, 2024
Jun 27, 2024
The State of Small and Micro Businesses in Rhode Island
Jun 21, 2024
Jun 21, 2024
Small Businesses Support Paid Family Leave Expansion
Jun 07, 2024
Jun 07, 2024
Testimony in Opposition to the Surplus Tax Credit Act: S-2012 Senate Finance Committee
May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024
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The Rhode Island Standard of Need

The majority of Rhode Islanders are struggling to meet their basic needs. 

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Who We Are

We advocate for policies that improve economic security and opportunity for Rhode Islanders.

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Guide to Assistance

Explore government assistance programs and local resources

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By the Numbers

The Rhode Island Standard of Need


Money awarded to 80K working Rhode islanders by increasing the EITC


RI workers with raised incomes by increasing the minimum wage


RI workers provided with access to earned sick time to care for themselves and loved ones

1 in 3

RI citizens with protected medicaid coverage and access to senior care

Key Facts & Figures

The Economic Progress Institute (EPI) is a leader in making important gains for tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders. With your support, we are putting more Rhode Islanders on a path to economic progress.

  • Affordable Child Care for More Working Families
  • Accounting for all state spending
  • Investing in worker skills
  • A healthier Rhode Island
  • Making work pay
  • Raising revenue in a fair way
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Together, we can advance policy solutions for all Rhode Islanders that will create good job opportunities, a safe place to live, adequate food, and affordable health care.