Entries by Scott W. Graves

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Zero. Zero 2013

Eliminate the state sales tax to create jobs. The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity proposes the elimination of Rhode Island’s sales tax as a means of high-impact economic development. [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/2013/03/zero-zero-2/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ]Read More…[/button]

Rhode Island General Assembly Freedom Index

The first-annual General Assembly Freedom Index by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity scores Ocean State lawmakers on their level of support for principles of freedom as proven by their votes on the floors of the House and Senate. [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/2012/09/ri-general-assembly-freedom-index/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ]Read More…[/button]

RI Medicaid Abuse Puts New Spin on “Laundering” Taxpayer Dollars

Unionized laundry workers at the Eleanor Slater Hospital, and throughout the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), routinely double or even triple their salaries to take home over $123,000 per year. [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/2013/03/ri-medicaid-abuse-puts-new-spin-on-laundering-taxpayer-dollars/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ]Read More…[/button]

Get Government Out of the Way

To revive the Ocean State’s failing economy and to restore prosperity to our citizens, we recommend the state re-embrace free-enterprise principles and tear down the legislative barriers to success that have been erected over recent decades. [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/2012/10/get-government-out-of-the-way-a-free-market-solution-for-the-ri-economy/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ]Read More…[/button]

Public and Private Sector Compensation Comparison

State and local government workers enjoy significantly higher compensation levels than their private sector counterparts, according to data compiled for Rhode Island as part of a national study conducted by economists William Even, of Miami University, and David Macpherson, of Trinity University. [button url=”http://www.rifreedom.org/2012/11/ri-public-and-private-sector-compensation-comparison/” target=”_self” size=”small” style=”royalblue” ]Read More…[/button]