Entries by RI Center for Freedom

POLICY BRIEF: Why Raimondo Administration Should Not Impose New TCI Gas Tax

The Stealth TCI Gas Tax Why the Governor Should Not Sign-on to the Transportation & Climate Initiative Providence, RI – If the Raimondo administration gets its way and bypasses the General Assembly to sign-on to a new carbon-tax regional compact, a scheme devised by climate alarmists, Rhode Island motorists are about to see a major tax increase […]

Policy Brief: The TCI Tax

Raimondo Administration Should Not Impose a New ‘Stealth’ Gasoline Tax and Should Refuse to Sign-on to the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) Summary: The Governor of Rhode Island has initially committed to signing-on to a regional carbon tax scheme on gasoline, advanced by climate alarmists, that will significantly increase regular and diesel gasoline prices at […]

Stenhouse to speak at Roger Williams Univ. class; will promote 1st Amendment Institute

RWU Professor Practices Intellectual Diversity-University Supporter Floats Concept for Free-Speech Institute Providence, RI – The CEO of the conservative think-tank, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, Mike Stenhouse, will speak at a Roger Williams Universitypolitical-science class this afternoon, taught by Professor June Speakman, as part of her long-time effort to provide alternative views on various political topics.  “I commend […]

Center and Robert Flanders Partner with Illinois Group to Bring Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional State Campaign Finance Law

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Free Speech & Citizen Privacy Center’s Board Member, Robert Flanders, to Serve as Local Counsel for lawsuit Watch this NBC-10 TV STORY Providence, RI – As part of its new strategic litigation initiative, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today that it has partnered with the Liberty Justice Center (LJC) to bring a lawsuit against […]

Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI), September 2019: Hanging on While the Country Advances

As the third quarter of 2019 came to a close, Rhode Island still held its overall ranking of 47th in the country on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI) but was basically tied with 48th place Louisiana. Data for all 12 datapoints of the index except federal taxes […]

Center Announces Pillar of Freedom Award Honorees for its annual Freedom Banquet, Keynoted by Sean Spice

Senator Elaine Morgan and Rep. Sherry Roberts to be Honored 2019 Freedom Banquet to be keynoted by Sean Spicer Providence, RI – The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity is pleased to announce that Senator Elaine Morgan and Representative Sherry Roberts have been named as the co-honorees of its prestigious 2019 Middendorf Pillar of Freedom […]

Center Recommends Alaska-type Opt-in Form for Public Employees. 1900 Already Opted-out?

R.I. Should Follow Alaska’s Lead With a Clear Union Opt-in Form Process Center’s My Pay-My Say Campaign Has Already Produced up to 1900 Rhode Island Union Opt-outs Providence, RI – The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity recommends that all state and municipal employers in Rhode Island follow Alaska’s lead to protect the rights of public employees by achieving […]

The Other Side of the Vaping Debate

Are local, state, and federal governments over-reacting to the recent reports of vaping-related illnesses, and even deaths? Are the decisions by the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, for instance, to halt the sale of vaping products … which will destroy jobs and businesses … fueled by solid research, or inspired by politically-correct activism? This […]

Sean Spicer to Keynote Center’s Annual Freedom Banquet; former White House Press Secretary is RI Native

2019 Freedom Banquet to Feature Sean Spicer Annual Luncheon has Become Rhode Island’s Largest Gathering of Conservatives Providence, RI – Sean Spicer, the Rhode Island native and former White House Press Secretary, will be the keynote speaker the 3rd annual Freedom Banquet, a fundraising luncheon for the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity. The October […]

Legislator Scorecard: Only 12 legislators score above zero in 2019 session

2019 Freedom Index Shows Massive Infringement on Rights CLICK HERE FOR THE 2019 Freedom Index & Legislator Scorecard. Representative Sherry Roberts scores highest. No Democrat lawmaker scores above zero. Providence, RI — As has been the case throughout the world’s recent history, and as directly implied by its name, the more freedoms afforded to citizens, […]