Bad Bills 2019
As part of our mission to expose the make believe fantasies that progressive-left legislation can wreak on our State, actual legislation that was submitted in 2019 is listed below. Already ranking a dismal 47th on the Jobs & Opportunity Index, a more comprehensive view of states’ economic picture than the more narrow unemployment rate, the bills listed below if enacted into law would make conditions even worse for Ocean State businesses and families. We urge the Speaker to fulfill his promise to be a firewall against progressive policy.
The progressive-left wants to place further burdens on employers and envisions that many Rhode Islanders should strive no higher than survival at some meager, government-defined level of existence. We know Rhode Islanders deserve better. Clear, consistent, and limited government maximizes innovation and competition. Click on the arrows to the right to see bills named in previous weeks.
State lawmakers should not seek to blame the federal government for the high state and local taxes that they, themselves, have imposed on the private sector.
Mandating equal income outcomes by advancing political inequality is immoral & un-American. Again, politically correct legislation is being advanced in the GA based on a progressive myth.
H5541 would create a big brother Rhode Island health database to track information – without your consent.
Legislation would dramatically expand the definition of what constitutes a legal abortion in the state.
Medicaid Employer Assessment Tax another step down the Rhode to Serfdom!
RhodeMap RI is back! According to federal guidelines, acceptance of Section-8 vouchers are supposed be voluntary, but this legislation would make it a crime to do so in RI.
Below you will find a tracking tool for legislation being evaluated by the Center. The list of legislation is preliminary and will be adjusted throughout the General Assembly Session. Check back on this page often for updates.