Investing in the Building Blocks of Economic Growth

April 23, 2012

Raising Revenue on High-Income Households in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s recovery and future competiveness depend on our ability to educate our current and future workers through strong schools, affordable higher education, and effective job training. In addition, businesses want to grow jobs in communities that are safe, have sturdy roads and bridges, and offer an overall good quality of life. We need to raise adequate resources to invest in these building blocks of economic growth, or we will limit Rhode Island’s opportunities and undermine our own prosperity. Raising the income tax rate paid by higher-income taxpayers is a fair way to help raise the revenue necessary to build a strong economy.

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