Rhode Island State House. McKim, Mead, and White, constructed 1895 to 1904.

Weekly Bill Spotlight

As part of its Freedom Index watch, our Center rates certain bills that infringe upon or expand our liberties and therefore restrict or enhance our opportunities for prosperity. In 2016, Rhode Island ranked a dismal 48th on Family Prosperity Index, the broadest national research ever conducted on overall family well-being. For each of the past 5 years, the RI General Assembly has passed more bills that weaken our freedoms than bills that enhance our prosperity. Bills receive a (-3) to (+3) rating based on the degree and impact to which they affect our liberties.

Rated bills appear below. Click on a column heading to sort. Click on “Overview” to sort by bill rating.