The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will impose a high cost for the Ocean State in terms of budgets, jobs, dependency, and privacy – including the job-killing EMPLOYER MANDATE. The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity recommends that the state of Rhode Island halt its headlong lunge into expensive and intrusive policy changes concocted in Washington, D.C., and join with other states that have taken a more skeptical view.
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Click this link to hear the clip: press conference-wpromentions-clip At the State’s press conference following the Supreme Court’s decision, WPRO’s Steve Klamkin brings up our Healthcare Freedom Act proposal to Healthcare Exchange Director, Christine Ferguson, who responded by claiming that the current state exchange is already market based. Ms. Ferguson does not apparently understand what […]
In 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amid great controversy. Passage of the bill did not resolve the dispute, and the law has been a source of uncertainty for state governments around the country. Moreover, the Supreme Court’s ruling that the law is constitutional did not resolve the instability.
Watch this video by LearnLiberty.org to see how increasing the minimum wage increases unemployment among low-skilled workers On the heels of a national report that painted a bleak employment picture for teens, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity issued a policy note today that shows that the Rhode Island General Assembly has made […]
Criminal Penalties Should be Levied only on those with a Guilty Mind Download the full Policy Brief here … No person should be convicted of a crime without the government proving that he or she intended to violate a law or knew that his or her conduct was unlawful. Generally, criminal offenses under Rhode […]
Ocean State Current joins Breitbart, Heritage, and Franklin in “Future Of Journalism Summit” Click here to see national news stories about what people are saying about the Summit … The Ocean State Current, the news wing of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, will participate with the Heritage Foundation and the Franklin Center for Government […]
Are local governments unknowingly or purposely hiding the truth from its residents? How do you solve a problem if some don’t think there is a problem? An online debate is underway and the sides are taking shape. On one side are: the City of Warwick, its local newspaper, and State officials. On the other side are: current and former Warwick city council members, a scholar from a nationally recognized think tank, and our own Center for Freedom.
38 Studios style Cronysism is not Capitalism. Systematized handouts of $50 million/yr can be put to better use. Cronyism is the transfer of public money to businesses and organizations through the peddling of influence. Our Centef for Freedom calls for an end to the practice of corporate welfare in the General Assembly and to defund the Economic Development Corp. (EDC), preventing it from spending or putting at risk any taxpayer dollars …
The RI Center for Freedom’s CEO, Mike Stenhouse served on a panel in NYC in May, discussing the true scope of state and local pension plans, the politics involved, and the coalitions formed to promote the need for reform in RI.
Many Rhode Islanders seeking work must prove themselves worthy to the State of Rhode Island’s arbitrary standards via regulations that require costly fees and burdensome levels of training. For some, A LICENSE TO WORK could be preventing them from earning a paycheck instead of receiving a welfare check.