The following testimony was submitted by CEO Mike Stenhouse of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity to the RI House Committee on Finance on House Bill 5369. Click on the button below or here to view the testimony as a .pdf.
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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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
A big jump in Rhode Island recipients of TANF welfare payments led the Ocean State to slip from 41st to 42nd in the Freedom Factor of the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), although the state’s overall rank remained the same. Seven of the 13 datapoints used for the index […]
Wine & Spirits Increased 21.4% After Sales Tax Cut Providence, RI – Imagine the parking lots of Rhode Island retailers filled with cars with Massachusetts license plates. Actual data from the State demonstrates that this is possible. The same level of economic stimulus – as projected by the Center by cutting the state’s overall sales tax – actually occurred […]
Click here to see our previous marijuana statement Click here to see testimony from CEO Stenhouse April 5, 2017. Providence, RI — Concerned about the lack of serious debate about the societal impact of legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana use, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity today published a policy brief that underscores […]
March 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Providence, RI – The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity published the full written testimony its CEO will submit to the House Committees on Finance and Labor, the latter of which will today hear multiple bills seeking to raise the state’s minimum wage rate. “Every Rhode Islander who strives to work hard […]
Stating his rationale for eliminating the state’s car tax (as his campaign for reelection puffed toward the election day finish line), Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D, Cranston) told reporters that the tax is “regressive” and “unfair.” The same can be said of the sales tax, which the RI Center for Freedom […]
The annual revisions of the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) usually mean that the data for February follows closely on that for January, leaving little change in the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI) report. This year, updated data for SNAP and state and local taxes is also available, […]