BEST & WORST BILLS of 2016: Uber Killer Among Worst Bills
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May 17, 2016
Radical Uber Killing Bill Would Harm Rhode Island’s Already Struggling Families
Providence, RI — While Rhode Island ranks 48th on the Jobs and Opportunity Index (JOI), demonstrating the deep need for new work within our state, the House is considering a bill that would kill ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft. These services are an efficient and innovative part of Rhode Island’s economy, and should be given a chance to prosper according to the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, which today updated its list of the BEST and WORST bills of the 2016 General Assembly session.
- 234 bills are rated negatively, with only 87 bills receiving a positive score, and 3 yet to receive a rating
- The negative bills would total a (-370) cumulative score, if all were to be voted on, while the positive bills would produce a +125 score, resulting in a net (-245)overall General Assembly rating
- Led by Senator John Pagliarini (R, Portsmouth) just 14 of 113 lawmakers can currently boast a positive individual score, consisting of 1 Democrat, 11 Republicans, and 2 Independents; with 4 in the Senate and 10 in the House
- Interactive Scorecard – from 2012 through 2015 sort and filter scorecard data by year, chamber, party, individual legislator, category, and/or by town
- 2015 Legislator Scorecard – legislator by legislator scores and votes on individual bills, party index with full sort and filter
- 2015 Freedom Index findings – additional details and charts of 2015 results
- 2015 Freedom Index Report – Downloadable PDF
- Description & Methodology
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