RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity http://ripr.org en Local Think Tank Calls For Millions In Cuts To State Spending http://ripr.org/post/local-think-tank-calls-millions-cuts-state-spending <p>A conservative-leaning think tank says Rhode Island spends more than 220 million dollars each year on what it calls non-essential state services.&nbsp; The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity says cutting this spending would improve Rhode Island’s economy.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:54:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 31410 at http://ripr.org Local Think Tank Calls For Millions In Cuts To State Spending Parsing Chafee's final budget http://ripr.org/post/parsing-chafees-final-budget <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has delivered his final state budget proposal and given his final State of the State speech. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses Chafee’s Last Hurrah.</p><p>The cliché says: show me your budget and I’ll figure out your priorities. When it comes to Gov. Chafee’s final budget, that may be a trite description, but it’s true.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:38:31 +0000 Scott MacKay 27824 at http://ripr.org Unionization Vote Set for State-Subsidized Child Care Workers http://ripr.org/post/unionization-vote-set-state-subsidized-child-care-workers <p>The state Labor Relations Board has slated an election for later this month so state-subsidized child care workers can vote on whether they want to join a union. The law allowing the workers to unionize was passed this year by the General Assembly.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:25:05 +0000 Ian Donnis 23076 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