FY 2018 Budget Analysis
Governor Gina Raimondo recently released her Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, which includes many items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families. Please click here to download the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT FY 2018 Budget Analysis.
Throughout the 2017 Legislative session, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be tracking bills and budget items that relate to children and youth. Please explore our site for information on current legislation and upcoming hearings, and to read our public testimony on behalf of Rhode Island's children, youth, and families.
Rhode Island Children and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
For many years, our state and federal leaders have made a big investment in keeping kids healthy by increasing their access to health care coverage. Building on the success of RIte Care (Rhode Island’s Medicaid and CHIP Program), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) further helped children gain access to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage. Please click here for a list of 16 items that are part of the ACA that directly benefit Rhode Island children. Please click here for the publication in Spanish.
New Child Welfare and Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheets
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released three new Fact Sheets, including Child Welfare's Focus on Congregate Care, an update to Focus on Kinship Care, and Student-Centered Learning's Students Take Ownership Over Their Own Learning. All of our Fact Sheet Series can be found here.