State of Rhode Island secondary Archives: on Social Security


Patricia Morgan: Repeal RI taxes on social security and retirement benefits

In an effort to protect Rhode Island's seniors and provide them with some well-deserved tax relief, in 2015, Patricia introduced H7207; a bill intended to repeal RI taxes on social security and other retirement benefits. The reform was passed with income restrictions. A full exemption will allow our retirees the same benefits available in 44 other states.
Source: PatriciaForRI.com on Rhode Island voting record H7207 Mar 21, 2018

Gina Raimondo: 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

Gina Raimondo: 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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2020 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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