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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
Testimony
Testimony in Opposition to the Surplus Tax Credit Act: S-2012 Senate Finance Committee
May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024
Testimony
Testimony in Support of S-2867 – Ladders to Licensure Senate Finance Committee
May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024
Testimony
Testimony in Support of Sunsetting the Jobs Development Act: S-2548 Senate Committee on Finance
May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024
Testimony
Testimony in Opposition to Weakening the Estate Tax: H-7487 House Finance Committee
May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024
Featured Report

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

$10M

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

30K+

RI workers with raised incomes by increasing the minimum wage

100K+

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.