Our senior policy advisor, Gio Cicione, appeared this past Sunday, 9/25, on Channel-12. Tim White and co. reviewed our Center’r recent Policy Brief on the legal authority to adjust state pensions as well as our recommendation that the General Assembly clarify the law with legislation that states this intent due to a critical “public purpose”. Check back soon for a link […]
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POLICY BRIEF: The Center for Freedom recommends that the General Assembly take proactive steps to guide future courts! Read our Policy Brief that also discusses of the legal background of the state’s right to adjust pensions and to avoid further municipality bankruptcy proceedings.
When the government mis-states facts in order to push a political agenda, this is another example of big government threatening the liberties of we, the citizens. Read the Associated Press article here on Yahoo News …
We talk often about how it is an infringement on our liberties when government gets in the business of picking “winners”, in other words, spending our tax dollars to assist specific businesses or industries that are friendly to the politicians doling out the money. We call this “crony capitalism” … government helping their corporate friends, […]
In 2010 and 2011 (39) US states enacted some form of public pension reform. Rhode Island is one of those states, but we acted in only one of the measured categories in this report.
A case study of one state – PA – embracing economic opportunity and providing economic opportunity for its citizens;, while another state – NY – has let environmental politics trump development and job growth, thus taking another byte out of economic liberties for its citizens. Read the Wall Street Journal article here …
Welfare or food-stamp recipients in over 20 US states – INCLUDING RHODE ISLAND – are now eligible to receive a FREE cell phone with FREE minutes. Yet another example of the ever-expanding entitlement state mentality, programs like these take a byte of our your economic liberty (by taxing service providers who pass the cost on to you) […]
More proof that government intervention in the economy – especially when advancing a politcal agenda – simply does not work. This bad deal cost our taxpaying neighbors in Massachusetts over $58 MILLION! Another byte out their economic liberties. Click here for the Boston Herald story …
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