May 2, 2016

As another legislative year is coming to an end, we’ve been hard at work advocating for opportunities to help more Rhode Islanders gain access to the basic supports they need. We’ve testified in favor of increasing the EITC, expanding access to affordable child care, and initiatives to help close the achievement gap. We’ve also lobbied state leaders to secure resources for 2-1-1 as well as expand access to summer learning and affordable housing options.

Legislative Update May 2016


February 3, 2016

On Tuesday, February 2, Governor Gina Raimondo introduced an $8.96 billion state budget proposal to the Rhode Island General Assembly. The House Finance Committee will spend the next four months analyzing the governor’s budget proposals, hearing public testimony related to the budget bill and other legislation with a fiscal impact to create their own set of recommendations published sometime in June.

Report on Governor’s FY2017 Budget


July 1, 2015

We’re grateful for the many volunteers, advocacy partners, and civic leaders who worked with us to improve policies for working families during the 2015 session of the General Assembly. The $8.67 billion spending bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed by the Governor on June 30.

Summary of Priority Bill Outcomes


March 12, 2015

On Thursday, March 11, Governor Gina Raimondo introduced her $8.6 billion state budget proposal to the General Assembly, a reduction of 2% in government spending.

Report on Governor’s FY2016 Budget