Entries by RI Center for Freedom

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 […]

Center Congratulates its own Justin Katz for Lumen Gentium Religious Award

STATEMENT: May 16, 2017 For Immediate Release Justin Katz to Receive Prestigious “Lumen Gentium” Award from the Diocese of Providence Providence, RI — Referring to his work as “subtle evangelism,” Justin Katz will be honored this Wednesday evening by the Diocese of Providence with the fifth-annual “Lumen Gentium” award for communication of the Catholic faith at the […]

Center Announces “Hey Dude 2” Spoof Ad Campaign Against Paid-Time-Off & Progressive Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2017 Hey Dude Spot #2 Portrays Positive Vision for RI vs. Progressive’s Negative Vision in Original Spoof Ad Buy Announced Providence, RI – Imagine businesses popping-up all over the state with happy and gainfully employed workers. This is the positive vision for Rhode Island put forth by the RI Center […]

Is Rhode Island Prepared to Best Serve its Citizens Under the Shifting Federal Healthcare Landscape?

OVERVIEW If the final federal healthcare law that eventually emerges from Washington, D.C. is similar to the version that passed the House of Representatives in early May of 2017, Rhode Island lawmakers will find themselves in the middle of largely reshaped federal and state healthcare landscape. Soon they may be faced with multiple important questions; […]