Entries by RI Center for Freedom

Center Announces Election of Dr. Stephen Skoly as Chairman

Dr. Skoly, well-known state advocate, assumes Chairmanship Providence, RI — The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today that Dr. Stephen Skoly was selected in July by its Board of Directors to become Chairman of the organization following the resignation of its former Chairman, Mike Riley, who stepped-down to pursue his candidacy for state Treasurer. […]

Center Submits Public Comment On Rule Change To Protect The Home Care Industry From Attempted Unionization

The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has submitted a public comment on the proposed rule that would remove a state’s ability to reassign portions of Medicaid payments to third parties for benefits such as health insurance, skills training, and other benefits customary for employees.  From: “no-reply@regulations.gov” <no-reply@regulations.gov> To: mstenhouse@rifreedom.org Sent: 8/6/2018 12:24:20 PM Subject: Your […]

Center Challenges Gubernatorial Candidates Following Dynamic 4.1% U.S. GDP Report

Conservative Polices Produce Rapid Economic Growth Will politicians recognize and learn lessons from federal reforms? Providence, RI – The until-recently unimaginable 4+% growth in national GDP report today should provide a beacon and a wake-up call to voters and to all candidates for office this fall, according to the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & […]

Center Warns of Litigation in Effort to Unionize Home Care Professionals

Government and Unions Must Comply with New Legal Realities As nation moves toward freedom, Rhode Island seeks to increase government control over our lives Political Money & Power Grab by Unions Would Threaten Patient Safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2018 Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity warns SEIU and the […]

Media Release: Jobs & Opportunity Index June 2018

Jobs & Opportunity Index (47th in JOI) Employment Without Profit June 2018 Providence, RI – Once again, Rhode Island’s positive numbers related to employment weren’t enough to get the Ocean State out of 47th place on the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity‘s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI). However, the Freedom Factor, which gauges Rhode Islanders’ employment […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), June 2018: Employment Without Profit

Rhode Island’s 47th place ranking on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI) remains intact. However, of the seven (of 12) datapoints that were updated for the June report, only the three related to Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs and employment research were positive. Additionally, SNAP (foodstamp) data remains […]

STATEMENT: Center Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on Janus case; Public Education to Benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2018 More Worker Freedom Will Lead to Reduction in Union Power Public Education Should be Greatest Beneficiary Providence, RI — According to the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, today’s landmark decision in the Janus case, which grants workplace freedom to public employees, means that public unions will have […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Modified “Equal Pay” Legislation Still Harmful and Unnecessary

Practice of Watering Down Bad Bills Must End False progressive narrative once again drives legislative agenda with new #Unfair2Employers mandates. Providence, RI– Rhode Island’s already dismal business climate will take yet another hit if progressive-extremists are once again successful in advancing anti-employer legislation based on a false narrative. Dubbed earlier this year by the Rhode Island Center […]

Center Opposes Legislation to Force Unionization of Home Care Professionals

Political Money & Power Grab by Unions Would Threaten Patient Safety Citizens concerned about the care of their loved ones can contact their lawmakers online Forced SEIU unionization would fly in the face of expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018 Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), May 2018: What There Is Is Positive

Although Rhode Island remained in 47th place on the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), the four (of 12) datapoints that were updated for the May report were positive. Unfortunately, one datapoint was not updated for Rhode Island even though it was updated for every other state. The latest SNAP […]