Mike Stenhouse http://ripr.org en Why RI Labor Board made correct decision on child care workers http://ripr.org/post/why-ri-labor-board-made-correct-decision-child-care-workers <p>While the Rhode Island Center for Freedom &amp; Prosperity is blasting the RI Labor Relations Board decision to move ahead with a vote on unionizing state-subsidized child care workers, it is difficult to question the labor panel&rsquo;s reasoning.</p><p>Some history here: &nbsp;Mike Stenhouse, ceo of the conservative Freedom &amp; Prosperity group, asked the labor board to delay a vote until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a challenge to a somewhat similar union quest&nbsp;&nbsp; in Illinois.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:02:25 +0000 Scott MacKay 22957 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Stenhouse on Why Rhode Island Isn't More Competitive http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-stenhouse-why-rhode-island-isnt-more-competitive <p>Mike Stenhouse, CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about the center's mission, its proposal to eliminate the sales tax, its report card on Rhode Island's competitiveness, and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:25:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 12339 at http://ripr.org Friday, March 22, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-march-22-2013 <p>The state's unemployment is at a 4 year low. A hearing on a same-sex marriage bill brought out hundreds. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is the CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Mike Stenhouse.<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2022%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:00:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 12384 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Stenhouse says Eliminating the Sales Tax Would Spark RI's Economy http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-stenhouse-says-eliminating-sales-tax-would-spark-ris-economy <p></p><p>Mike Stenhouse, CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, joins the Roundtable this week to discuss his center's sales tax elimination plan; the debate over high-stakes testing, Woonsocket's reliance on Food Stamps, and the outlook for the 2013 Red Sox.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 12316 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Stenhouse says Eliminating the Sales Tax Would Spark RI's Economy Stenhouse: Rhode Island Needs to Take More Urgent Steps http://ripr.org/post/stenhouse-rhode-island-needs-take-more-urgent-steps <p>As Rhode Island tries to overcome high unemployment, some observers argue that more urgent steps are needed to spark the economy. One of the groups making that argument is a free-market think tank, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity. The center’s CEO, Mike Stenhouse, stopped by our studio to talk about a proposal to eliminate the sales tax and other issues.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Mike%20Stenhouse%20interview">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:28:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 12377 at http://ripr.org