Entries by RI Center for Freedom

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 […]

Stenhouse to Attend Private Meeting at the White House to Review President’s Tax Reform Plan

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 Stenhouse to Attend White House Meeting Part of Two Day Conference on the President’s Reform Plans Providence, RI – Mike Stenhouse, CEO for the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, will attend a two-day conference this week in Washington, D.C., which includes a private meeting at the White […]

Eleven Towns Wiped Off Map as RI ranks 45th on 2017 Family Prosperity Index

Eleven Towns Could be Wiped Off Rhode Island’s Map As State Ranks 45th Nationally on Updated 2017 Family Prosperity Index   Crippling out-migration problem demands a new policy approach. Perhaps nothing is more telling about whether Americans see a state as providing sufficient opportunities for prosperity and a better quality of life than whether or not […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), April 2017: Improvements May Reflect Sunny Estimates & Failing UHIP

Rhode Island experienced substantial improvement on the Job Opportunity Factor of the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), although the state’s overall rank remained the same. That improvement reflects positive quarterly data addressing alternative measures of unemployment (such as long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work). The state also did well […]

Center Announces Radio & TV Advertising Buy for “Hey Dude 2” Spoof Campaign Against Paid-Time-Off & Progressive Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2017 Center Purchases 128 Spots on Radio and Television Networks Across the State Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today it has completed an advertising purchase for its second “Hey Dude” ad-spot, after its first spoof spot went viral on social media and earned […]