Audio from Justin’s Tuesday appearance on the Dan Yorke Show.
The audio in which RI Health & Human Services Secretary Steven Costantino, Health Benefits Exchange Director Christine Ferguson, and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts describe their vision of dependency portals.
Justin appears on Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Roundtable to discuss the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling.
Justin liveblogs another commission hearing on eliminating the state sales tax, this time concerning the state’s economic modeling of the proposal and alternatives from the Center for Freedom & Prosperity.
Justin liveblogs from another meeting of the legislative commission to study the elimination of the sales tax.
The legal arguments of the State Labor Relations Board, when it comes to child-care providers’ election to decide whether to unionize, are transparently thin and suggest that the fix might be in.
Justin and Bob Plain discuss legislation to force utilities to maintain customer service centers within the state, and Bob illustrates that applying economics really isn’t a priority for the Left.
Scheduling prevented a Wingmen this week, but Justin did appear on the nightly news Wednesday, talking about allowing municipalities to borrow money without asking voters first.
Justin and Bob Plain discuss the pension mess (and Justin adds a bit of after the fact textual elaboration).
Jobs and employment data allow different interpretations and come back (as every issue around here seems to do) to competing political philosophies.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) spent February releasing research findings that showed the flaws of progressive policies.
Rhode Island’s “Landmark” Pension Reform Still Leaves State Pension System in “Critical Status” By State’s Own Standard
The proposed “settlement” of Rhode Island’s 2011 pension reform law (has anyone explained yet how a law can be mediated?) is currently in the hands of rank and file union members. If they give the green light (has anyone explained yet how a non-ballot can equal a “yes” vote?), it goes to the General Assembly for consideration.
But let’s go back to the 2011 pension reform itself. First, look at this three page PDF, compiled by the state of Rhode Island, which lists “Locally Administered Pension Plans in Critical Status”; i.e., municipal pension systems. See the note in the box on the bottom left of each page?