Entries by Justin Katz

Rhode Island Employment Snapshot, October 2015: Two Losses Don’t Make a Gain

[Click here for the printable one-page PDF of this post.] For yet another month, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped, from 5.4% in September, to 5.3% in September, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And for yet another month, that positive outcome resulted from two negative results. Employment actually dropped by […]

Making RhodeWorks Work for Rhode Islanders

[button url=”https://rifreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/ricfp-makingrhodeworkswork-071315.pdf” target=”https://rifreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/ricfp-makingrhodeworkswork-071315.pdf” size=”medium” style=”royalblue” ]Click for full “Making RhodeWorks Work” report[/button] As an alternative option to fund repairs of the Ocean State’s crumbling bridge and road infrastructure, a “pay as you go” approach that prioritizes current general revenue in the budget would provide budget certainty and save over half a billion dollars in wasteful, […]