Juan Espinoza is a communications associate for the Economic Progress Institute is a nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders. For more information, visit www.economicprogressri.org
By Juan Espinoza on April 16, 2017
The top one percent of Rhode Island tax payers would get an average tax cut of $13,590, while middle and low income Rhode Islanders would get nothing.
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By Juan Espinoza on April 6, 2017
Both the Governor’s and House Speaker’s proposals result in Rhode Island’s wealthiest twenty percent of families reaping a windfall representing one third of the overall tax break…
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By Juan Espinoza on December 14, 2016
In order to improve the economic well-being of Rhode Islanders, the Economic Progress Institute recommends the following: ensure health coverage remains affordable for Rhode Islanders; increase both the Rhode Island Earned Income Tax Credit and the minimum wage; and expand access to subsidized child care assistance.
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By Juan Espinoza on September 16, 2016
Overall poverty rate remains essentially unchanged from 2014; Rates still worse for communities of color
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By Juan Espinoza on September 13, 2016
More Rhode Islanders have health insurance coverage thanks to health care reform The number of uninsured dropped to 59,000 in 2015 from 120,000 in 2013.
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By Juan Espinoza on May 11, 2016
A new report released this morning by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) emphasizes the importance of state estate taxes as tools for broadly shared prosperity and as a means to ensure that the very wealthy don’t avoid taxes by sheltering their wealth.
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By Juan Espinoza on May 4, 2016
“Our analysis shows there is no good public policy reason to reduce state revenue by reducing the tax that is paid by only a small number of heirs of large estates,” says Douglas Hall, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Institute, “The state’s priority should be to help struggling working families.”
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By Juan Espinoza on January 25, 2016
New data released today shows that too many Rhode Island families remain economically vulnerable. Smart public policies that create opportunities for families to save and make investments in their future prosperity pay huge dividends for all of us.
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