Gina Raimondo on Social Security
Cut tax on Social Security payments
We've listened to Rhode Islanders who felt like their leaders weren't doing enough to support them: We raised the minimum wage; we passed paid sick leave, because no Rhode Islander should have to choose between a paycheck and taking care of a sick child
at home; we've improved the quality of child care so parents can have peace of mind while they're at work. And we listened to seniors who say it's too hard to live on a fixed income, and we cut the tax on their social security.
Source: 2018 Rhode Island State of the State address
, Jan 16, 2018
Get most state retirees a cost of living increase
In recent years, we restructured the pension system. We cut $100 million in our health care costs, without cutting eligibility or reducing benefits. Because of that hard work, we are in a position to give back to our working people.
For the first time in five years, most state retirees will get a cost of living increase. We've also expanded the earned income tax credit each of the last two years. We reduced the income tax seniors pay on their social security income.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Rhode Island Legislature
, Jan 17, 2017
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