Poverty Institute Breaking Ties with Rhode Island College
The Poverty Institute at Rhode Island College, a vocal player in the state budget debate, is ending its formal relationship with the public college.I think it’s a bit of stretch to say that only conservatives object to the concept of taxpayer funds being used to lobby for tax-increases — but I’m sure they’ll be willing to take the credit for being the most vocal on the issue.
The organization announced that this fall, 10 years after its inception within the college’s School of Social Work, it would incorporate as an independent nonprofit entity…
The organization has drawn criticism from conservatives for being a taxpayer-financed entity that regularly lobbies for “revenue-side” budget solutions that raise taxes or fees.
I wonder what new advantages the leaders of the Poverty Institute think they’ll gain in a new organizational structure.
Denise Perreault of the Providence Business News has more detail on the impending separation.