Rhode Island's tax structure is broken. Our state currently taxes its residents regressively, meaning the less money you have, the greater percentage of your income you pay in taxes. Year after year, the state has cut services and aid while passing the buck to the cities and towns. For example, since the state does not pay its fair share of education costs, it forces cities and towns to raise property taxes, which has hit homeowners and renters very hard, particularly in communities like Providence. I will fight to fix the way we fund our public education system, which will both improve schools and provide property tax relief. I will also fight to save resources by consolidating services to bring property tax relief for Rhode Islanders.