Mike Stenhouse http://ripr.org en Lt. Gov. Defends HealthSource RI http://ripr.org/post/lt-gov-defends-healthsource-ri <p>Lawmakers are being asked to decide the fate of HealthSource RI, the state’s online health insurance exchange. At issue is how to pay for it, or whether to scrap it. And plenty of voices are weighing in on the conversation. The latest claims state officials were told years ago that building an exchange wasn’t viable but did it anyway.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:36:45 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 34616 at http://ripr.org 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