Entries by Justin Katz

RI General Assembly 2014 Session Freedom Index

Download: Freedom Index 2014 Scorecard; legislator votes, bill explanations, and rankings Go to main Freedom Index page. NOW LIVE! Interactive Scorecard 2014 Freedom Index Findings Ninety-nine (99) different pieces of legislation (counting companion bills once) were evaluated.  The Center judged 76 of them as having a negative effect on freedom. The average legislator index score of -49.4 […]

Stenhouse – Constitutional Convention – Video Testimony & OpEd

The Center’s CEO provides testimony & opinion about how a ConCon can be structured to best serve the people of Rhode Island and not the typical special interest insiders. [button url=”http://oceanstatecurrent.com/opinion/a-constitutional-convention-in-rhode-island-citizen-democracy-in-action/” target=”_blank” size=”medium” style=”royalblue” ] OpEd on The Ocean State Current [/button] – Republished in the Providence Journal, 8/14/14 (click button above to read)   […]

House Budget Adopts 25% of Spotlight on $pending Recommendations

But Leaves $168 Million of RI Taxpayer Dollars on the Table   The budget unveiled in the Rhode Island House Finance Committee, last week, showed a $13.3 million decrease in state spending, compared with the governor’s proposed budget.  Approximately $3.1 million of the reductions overlap with the Spotlight on $pending report that the RI Center […]