Entries by RI Center for Freedom

Ignorant $10K-Pays-the-Way-to-RI Bill Named “Bad Bill of the Week”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2018 Progressive Land of Make Believe Bad Bill of the Week: Paying Families to Move to Rhode Island Progressive’s Ignorant, Government-Centric Mindset Will Continue to Doom the Ocean State Providence, RI –– Progressive lawmakers are once again seeking to hand out “free stuff,” this time to wealthy-out of staters, in a […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), February 2018 Slow and Steady Stays in Place

As 2018 got its footing in February, Rhode Island’s ranking on the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI) moved not at all, remaining 47th. Although six of the seven datapoints that changed for this iteration were positive, they were apparently driven by national trends that affected other states, as well. […]

Center Names “Ocular Tele-medicine” ban as Progressive Bad Bill of the Week; Rips Senator for Dismissing Testimony in new VIDEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2018 Progressive Land of Make Believe Bad Bill of the Week: Protectionist ‘Ocular Telemedicine’ Ban Progressive Committee Chairman “Dismisses” Testimony of Conservative Nonprofit CEO! Providence, RI — The legislative onslaught by insider protectionists continues, this time seeking to ban a promising area of technological innovation that blocks competition. Tabbed as the […]

Center to Testify for HAIR BRAIDER FREEDOM Against International Special-Interest Lobby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2018 Hair Braiders Should Have the #RightToEarn a Living National Hair Salon Chain Lobbies to Protect Profits Providence, RI — A prominent local lobbyist has been hired by a national hair salon chain to preserve ridiculous protectionist laws that inhibit natural hair braiders from earning a living. The Toni and […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), January 2018: Year Not Off to an Auspicious Start

The year 2018 did not bring any change in Rhode Island’s ranking of 47th place on the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI). The five of 12 datapoints that changed for this iteration split between positive and negative developments. Employment was up from the revised number for December, by 330, […]

NEW VIDEO: “Perpetual Contracts” legislation named the Progressive Bad Bill of the Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2018 Progressive Land of Make Believe Bad Bill of the Week: Perpetual Contracts  Are union-progressives seeking to evade the expected US Supreme Court ruling? Providence, RI — The legislative onslaught continues by progressive-Democrats against taxpayers and, now, against union workers. Once again, labor unions are pushing for perpetual contracts as an overt […]

Center Cautions Against Gun Control Focus of Pending Legislative Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2018 Center Recommends Comprehensive vs Narrow Approach to Mass Shootings Puzzle Cultural Implications of the Breakdown of the Family Must Be Part of the Conversation Providence, RI — In seeking to find a balance between protecting civil rights and protecting the public when it comes to solving the puzzle of how […]

Center Calls for Retraction of “Fatalities” Statement by Prominent Public Official in Response to its Regulatory Reform Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018 Serious Debate Encouraged – Not Fear-mongering – When it Comes to Easing Regulatory Burdens on Workers and Employers Center Calls on Sabitoni to Retract Outrageous Statement Providence, RI — Responding to statements from a prominent union leader about whether or not the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity wants to […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Center derides “school discrimination” legislation as the Progressive Bad Bill of the Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018 Poorly Written Bill Leaves Serious Issue of Discrimination to Make Believe Judgments 2nd grader play could be criminalized by those who anoint themselves as judge and jury Providence, RI — The legislative onslaught by progressive-Democrats continues, this time using school children in a dangerous attempt to enshrine their non-mainstream values […]