Entries by Mike Stenhouse

Farmland Acquisition in Rhode Island: Stealing the American Dream?

At the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM’s) second of three workshops to publicly review new rules by which the state agency will buy and resell private farmland, the overwhelming majority of the audience had serious concerns about the state’s plan. A few farmers actually walked out in protest. The only apparent supporters were […]

LAWSUIT: Center calls on RI Attorney General to release “secrecy pact” documents re. cabal’s climate change inquisition

Center Assists National Group in Climate Change ‘Secrecy Pact’ Document Suit Against Rhode Island Attorney General,  who’s denial of Open Records Request – part of collusion to shut-down political dissent – is Being Legally Challenged. Senator Whitehouse-Led Enemies-of-Free-Speech Conspiracy Cited as Reprehensible

Statement on RI Dep’t of Education Transgender Guidelines

Click link to read RIDE Transgender students guidance 6-7-16 June 6, 2016 Official Statement from the Center: “While professing to protect students from bullying and to respect all students, the RI Department of Education (RIDE), via its June 2016 “guidance” document on transgender students, itself appears to have been bullied by the federal government; seeks […]

Stenhouse commentary: Legislative Grants – Cheers to 10 Lawmakers, Shame on You

Commentary: CEO Stenhouse congratulates 10 lawmakers who have resisted immoral legislative grants, and rips the public policy culture they perpetuate. See the video on The Ocean State Current Good day Rhode Island, I’m Mike Stenhouse with the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity welcoming you to our debate series, “What’s really in your best interests?”. […]

JOI a Better Metric than Unemployment Rate

UPDATED WITH APRIL’S NUMBERS! There is no JOI in Mudville … Ocean State strikes out – ranking 48th – in in the Center’s new Jobs & Opportunity Index of economic well-being, despite recent celebrations of traditional unemployment rate. JOI was designed to help lawmakers craft better policy. Get more JOI here