The Ocean State Current, the news division of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, announced today that Kevin Mooney will join its staff as Investigative Bureau Chief.
“Accountability and transparency are vital to our democracy,” said Mooney, an investigative journalist who reports on the public sector with an eye toward taxpayer interests. “Unfortunately, we see government at the local, state and national level operating at odds with long-standing American principles rooted in the idea of constitutional limited government.”
Most recently, Mooney served as the Capitol Bureau Reporter for the Pelican Post, the news division of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy in Louisiana. Mooney’s work also appears in the Daily Caller, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, the Washington Examiner and Breitbart.com. A contributor to Fox News, Mooney previously appeared on the Glenn Beck program to discuss the connection between The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN). Mooney was also the first to report on the $53 million in federal funding ACORN has received since 1994.
Mooney will join Justin Katz, managing editor, on The Current’s staff.
“Our Center is thrilled to have Kevin partner with Justin in growing The Ocean State Current into a prominent news source for concerned citizens,” said Mike Stenhouse, CEO for the Center. “Kevin’s proven ability to follow the money and uncover instances of undue special interest influence and cronyism will add a new dimension to our news bureau.”