Entries by RI Center for Freedom

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, […]

NEW REPORT: Collective Bargaining Gives Incentive to Providence Teachers NOT to Work for 37 Days

37 Days: Paid for Not Working in Providence Schools Collective-bargaining contracts provide a disincentive to teach Providence, RI –– The collective-bargaining agreement between the Providence Teachers Union and the government of Providence may explain why chronic teacher absences are one of the major problems contributing to the dismal K-12 educational conditions in the capital city.  […]

PAID FOR NOT WORKING, COLLECTIVE-BARGAINING TAXPAYER RIPOFF #2 : Providence Teacher Leaves of Absence

It is not difficult to understand that if our front-line public servants have incentive to not actually be on the front lines, then the overall quality of those public services will suffer … Mike Stenhouse In the spring of 2019, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity published a major report — Public Union Excesses […]