Entries by Mike Stenhouse

Would you tax Big Papi right off the Red Sox?

TAX THE RICH? Imagine that the Red Sox decide to levy a tax on superstar players like David Ortiz. After all, it’s not fair that Ortiz should get all those at-bats where he can hit home runs, RBIs, and otherwise produce results for the team. No, instead, Ortiz should give 9.9% of his at-bats to players on the bench, who don’t get to play as much. FOR HOW LONG WOULD ORTIZ STAY IN TOWN?

Media Event: Report Cards passed out today at Statehouse

MEDIA EVENT WHAT:    State Report Cards Handed Out WHEN:    Thursday, February 16, 3pm-4pm WHERE:  RI Statehouse Rotunda Providence, RI — Legislators, staffers, and passers-by will have their competitiveness report cards handed out to them this afternoon at the Statehouse, but it is doubtful that many will want to take them home, as the Ocean State […]

Collective Bargaining Reform could Save R.I. $252 million per year

Excessive Government Worker Compensation Doubles the State Budget Shortfall, Reform would Disrupt the Union-Policymaker quid pro quo. A study released this week by the Goldwater Institute details the crippling financial impact of public-sector unionization. The study projects that a ban on collective bargaining and contracts could save Ocean State taxpayers $252 million per year in excessive government worker compensation. These […]

What others are saying about our “Closing The Gap” Educational study

Visit the Closing The Gap home page here … Our Closing The Gap study has struck a cord with parents and students, as well as organizations either supporting or resisting comprehensive educational reform in Rhode Island.  Below is a sampling: SUPPORTERS Rhode Island Statewide Coaltion (RISC) commends our think tank for bringing forth a significant education study The RI Statewide Coalition (RISC) […]