Entries by RI Center for Freedom

STATEMENT on Church Protest: Progressive Hateful Intolerance of Speech is Divisive to Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2018 Protest at Church Latest in String of Intolerance; Fuels Hate and Divides Communities “Solidarity of Brotherhood” Approach Recommended Providence, RI — Having recently hosted a luncheon where the unifying theme presented in the keynote address was that of the “solidarity of brotherhood,” the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity decries […]

Arthur Brooks Inspires Audience at Center’s Leadership Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2018 One of America’s Leading Conservative Thinkers, Arthur Brooks, Inspires Over 60 Local Leaders Speaks of “Life Entrepreneurs” with a “Start Up Lives” Culture Providence, RI — In front of over 60 political, business, civil society, and veteran leaders, Arthur Brooks, the President of the American Enterprise Institute, provided an […]

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 […]

Janus Public Policy Backgrounder

Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31 Mackinac Center for Public Policy Backgrounder F. Vincent Vernuccio and Patrick Wright WHAT IS THE JANUS CASE? Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31 is a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court filed by Mark Janus […]