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POLICY BRIEF: Catch-UP ESAs Give Students Immediate Support

Innovative Program Would Fill Major Gaps in the Providence Plan Providence, RI – With the goal of obtaining immediate educational support for students who may have fallen behind after schools were shut down this past spring, an innovative policy idea would tap unspent federal funds to empower parents to customize supplemental programs for their children. Called Catch-up […]

DECISION OF THE CENTURY: New Report Lays Out a 2021 Budget Strategy for Prosperity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2020 A 2021 Budget Strategy For Long-Term ProsperityLegislative Leaders Not Understanding the New Reality? Providence, RI – With about one-billion dollars in anticipated revenue shortfalls, and with recent statements from leading Rhode Island lawmakers indicating a general feeling of helplessness, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity today published a new report with proven budget […]

Flanders Legal Center Issues Religious Rights Demand Letter to Governor Raimondo

Governor’s Phase-2 Rules Are Likely UnconstitutionalBurdens Churches With Special Restrictions Not Imposed Elsewhere Providence, RI – One day after America celebrated Memorial Day to honor those who sacrificed for our freedoms, including religious liberty, the Flanders Legal Center for Freedom issued an open letter to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo urging her to rescind existing orders and to amend any […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Center Launches #WeWantOurSummerBack Campaign – with catchy new Jingle!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2020 Citizens Encouraged to Take Action to Save SummerGovernor Had No Legal or Data Basis to Cancel Group Fun Listen to the #WeWantOurSummerBack Jingle here  Providence, RI – Responding to overwhelming feedback from Ocean Staters angered about the Governor’s unjustified summer shut-down, and who are asking what they can do … the Rhode Island […]