Entries by Mike Stenhouse

P3: a Compelling Delivery Model for Governor’s Proposed Infrastructure Upgrades

A P3 Model would bypass the troubled RI DOT and enable a private sector partner to deliver vital bridge and road repairs in a timelier, safer, and less costly manner. WOULD REMOVE ALL RISK OF COST OVER-RUNS FROM RHODE ISLANDERS! [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/p3/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ] Read the Policy Report [/button]

PolitiFact RI Should be Condemned for Ruling on Center’s HPV Statement

Commentary PolitiFact RI Should be Sentenced to Journalistic Death Once again twists truth to support pre-determined ruling The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity calls on the Providence Journal to issue a death sentence to its PolitFact RI kangaroo court. Time after time, in defending the status quo, the so-called “Truth-o-meter” has used tortuously twisted […]

Governor’s BOND & TOLL plan will waste over $650 million

PAY-AS-YOU-GO a Superior Approach. The plan under consideration would more than double the cost of the project and would enrich special-interests without any added benefit for Rhode Islanders. The Center’s new report shows how to make RhodeWorks “work” for Rhode Island. [button url=”http://rifreedom.org/2015/07/making-rhodeworks-work-for-rhode-islanders/” target=”_self” size=”medium” style=”royalblue” ] Read the PayGo Report here [/button]

COMMENTARY: State Property Tax Proposal Right out of RHODEMAP RI Playbook

By Mike Stenhouse We warned you about RhodeMap RI. While Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed new statewide property tax has already inspired arguments among various constituent groups, there are much larger, more fundamental issues to be concerned about. Disguised as a wealth tax, the “Taylor Swift tax” is really an assault on private property rights and […]

Lessons from RhodeMap RI

GO TO HOME PAGE re. RhodeMap RI This commentary originally appeared in the Providence Journal on December 19, 2014: Will the recently adopted RhodeMap RI plan collect dust on a shelf, as Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello suggests? Or will it survive in some form to spawn various pieces of legislation, executive orders, departmental […]

Statement by Center on RhodeMap RI Adoption

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: December 11, 2014 (2:30 PM) Council Moves Controversial Plan Forward Despite Overwhelming Public Opposition Unanimous Vote Indicates RhodeMap RI was pre-Ordained Insider Deal Providence, RI – “Today we saw the danger of un-elected bureaucrats, accountable to no one, becoming involved in major public policy decisions,” said Mike Stenhouse, CEO for the Rhode Island Center […]

RhodeMap RI Brings Eminent Domain 1-Step Closer

The controversial RhodeMap RI plan, in combination with a 2008 law that seemed pre-sage its creation, would appear to allow for almost unlimited government abuse of the worst kind … the power of governments to seize land from private citizens! [button url=”http://rifreedom.org/2014/12/rhodemap-ri-opens-door-for-eminent-domain/” target=”_blank” size=”medium”] Read the policy brief here[/button]