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Wed March 27, 2013

Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda to Combat Poverty

Rhode Island has a poverty rate of 14%, according to a scorecard from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a national think-tank.

Kate Brewster of the Economic Progress Institute says the state should do more to combat poverty in RI.
Kate Brewster of the Economic Progress Institute says the state should do more to combat poverty in RI.
Credit Kristin Gourlay

The Economic Progress  Institute of Rhode Island holds  its annual policy conference Thursday to tackle the complex issue of poverty in the Ocean State.  Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sits down with that organization’s executive director, Kate Brewster.