Entries by RI Center for Freedom

Statement on General Assembly Special Session: Negatives Outweigh Positives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2017 Negative Measures Outweigh Positive Steps State Would Have Been Better Off Had Lawmakers Stayed Home Providence, RI – Capitulation to the harmful progressive-Democrat agenda was enough to turn what might have been a positive special fall session of the state’s General Assembly into a net negative. This according to […]

Alexion & Benny’s Shock; General Assembly Special September Session; Mandated Paid Leave, Criminal Justice Reform, Hair-Braider Freedom & More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2017 Benny’s and Alexion Should Serve as Shock to the Status Quo Special Fall Session: Mandated Paid Leave Would be Yet Another Suffocating Burden on Rhode Island Businesses Providence, RI — After the reality-shock of announced job losses from Benny’s and Alexion, and when the General Assembly reconvenes next week, […]

Center: Progressive Policies Root Cause of Electricity Rate Hikes on RI Families

STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 As forewarned, Progressive Energy Agenda Hurting RI Families in their Pocketbooks Increased Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Would Bring Rates Down Providence, RI – Already ranking a dismal 45th in overall family prosperity, Rhode Islanders will soon suffer from a 16-21% increase on their electricity bills, making matters […]

STATEMENT: Center Blasts “Truck Toll Tyranny” as Bullying by RIDOT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2017 State to Restrict Free Movement of Goods? Heavy-Handed Totalitarian Measure Seen as Preemptive Strike to Force Truckers to Pay Future Tolls Providence, RI – In a heavy-handed edict, reminiscent of soviet-style totalitarianism, the state of Rhode Island is seeking to restrict the free-flow of goods and commerce by restricting […]

15 Progressive Bills would Cost Rhode Islanders over Six BILLION Dollars

PROGRESSIVE TIDAL WAVE of New Costs ? Opportunities for Rhode Island families to move up the income ladder and achieve a better quality of life would be threatened if the progressive-left’s agenda were to be fully implemented. Already drowning from a 45th rank in business climate and overall family prosperity, Ocean Staters would be asked […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), June 2017: Employment Estimates and Income Diverge

Having skipped a month, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity registered a larger amount of movement in its Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), but improvements in the Ocean State’s employment picture were undone by loss of income. Additionally, the state’s reduction in SNAP enrollees — which may be indicative of distribution problems, rather than […]

Center Urges General Assembly Stay on Leave to Protect Taxpayers from Progressive Tyranny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2017 Unexpected General Assembly Shut Down Should Permanently Save Rhode Island from Further Policy Wreckage Providence, RI – As America prepares to celebrate its independence, and in order to preserve the rights, freedoms, and incomes of Ocean State families and businesses, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity recommends Rhode Island […]

Analysis: Center Slams 2018 RI Budget as Deceptive, Not a Game-Changer

$692 million increase in spending over past two years Center demands fulfillment of promise to cut sales tax With no major reforms and by capitulating to the progressive agenda, the proposed 2018 state budget will become even more destructive for the people of Rhode Island. Despite disingenuous claims that no broad-based taxes were imposed and […]