- More Woke Left Madness
- What is going on in South Kingstown? Unions mailing their propaganda to kids?
Coerced student vaccinations without parental consent coming soon to a school near you? Testing passports mandated for high school sports participation?
Student athletes shouldn’t be forced to take experimental test for Covid in order to compete! The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined with parents from RISE UP RI to petition state and district officials to end mandatory experimental testing on our student athletes.
Watch the shocking #InTheDugout video where outraged parents tell their stories and sign the petition now by clicking here. Don’t wait, your voice can make the difference. Act now!
As Catholic men with a sense of mission, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by a seemingly impossible situation in our country and Church, brought upon by years of stupidity and sin. Here is the answer.
In this Segment your Rhody Reporter breaks down the first steps now being taken to use the recently passed Green New Deal, RI, to break down municipal authority. Watch this installment to hear how activists both inside and outside of State Government are using the Courts to eliminate local authority by enforcing the Green New Power Grab.
Mark Zaccaria looks at all the ways your personal freedoms are being crowded. It turns out that technology makes it easier and easier for government to keep a detailed dossier on everyone. Add to that the problem of elected officials always needing larger and larger doses of tax dollars to achieve the same effect. That’s a prescription for trampling on personal freedoms in pursuit of public revenue. D’ya think that’s what the Founders of the republic envisioned?
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for April 12, included talk about:
- Still waiting on the LG
- McKee’s Saturday climate signing in Newport
- The big-money RI Foundation
- The big-money Warwick firefighter overtime
- Voting bills
- Providence schools still in a lurch
Mark Zaccaria delivers an homage to the late, great Prince of Providence. The occasion for this is the release of a particularly kitschy offer by the Buddy Cianci Foundation. Zaccaria riffs on the Great Once but comes around to admiring the man as a character, if not always admiring his character.
Contrasting official statements from URI concerning controversies with its professors show a clear radical shift at the institution, and raise questions about whether Rhode Island parents can be confident in the safety and well-being of their children should they attend.
Medical professional Diana Lozowski dissects some of the missed opportunities that delivered the Ocean State to its current position in the cage match between Rhode Island and the pandemic. Fear not, though, there is light at the end of this tunnel.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for March 29, included talk about:
- The Lt. Gov. final 5
- Climate change politics
- Kate Coyne McCoy’s threat to “moderate” Dems
- Cranston’s new far-left Republican
- Can the log-jam of Providence’s school system be broken up?
- Were we wrong to doubt Mattiello as the firewall?
Take action now! Add your voice to the many thousands who have asked Governor Dan McKee to live up to his promises as an advocate for the small business community, to take decisive action to relieve businesses of excessive green mandates and to ensure our state’s long-term viability by VETOING Rhode Island’s Green New Deal.
The Rhody Reporter is flabbergasted at the scope of a wildly progressive bill just passed by the RI legislature. It would cede all legislative and executive prerogative on RI carbon emissions to an unelected state commission. Mark Zaccaria explains en route to asking everyone to call the governor and beg for a veto!
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for March 22, included talk about:
- Bad environmental legislation
- Bad firearms legislation
- Bad voting legislation
- A telling Newsmakers interview
- No confidence in the teachers’ union
- A phony lieutenant governor top 10
Are Rhode Island’s most vulnerable citizens being used as the rope in a tug-o-war between the administration and the U.S. District Court? Many in the Department of Developmental Disabilities think so just now. The Rhody Reporter explains that what appears to be an internal budget battle is actually part of a compliance question with a consent decree agreed to by the state seven years ago. Confused? You can get the details in just three minutes by watching this segment of the Rhody Reporter.
The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is just another big-government attempt to manipulate the people.
A full on assault against the average Rhode Island family is rocketing through the General Assembly. The Ocean State is quickly moving to put our own version of the Green New Deal into law. We need you to take action immediately to voice your opposition to it, before it is too late. Click here now to say NO to this far-left radical scheme from the land of make-believe.
This, along with the TCI Gas Tax, will paralyze our state. As we struggle to recover from the pandemic, it should be inconceivable that state lawmakers would choose NOW to consider an additional 30-40 cents per gallon gas tax increase or impose a radical, prohibitively expensive energy scheme.
Yet, the price of gasoline could soon rise (even more than it already has) if a new stealth carbon-tax scheme – the TCI Gas Tax – is implemented … a move that would necessarily increase costs on families and business, driving more people out of our state. The House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 5445 this Tuesday. This version of the state’s green new deal has already passed the RI Senate.
Even if you have contacted lawmakers already, we need you to take action again to oppose RI’s Green New Deal: Click here to contact lawmakers to say NO to the TCI Gas Tax and H5445, Rhode Island’s Green New Deal!
The simple form, once completed, will automatically send an email to the Governor and to legislative leaders telling them to reject the regional gasoline cap-and-trade scheme and RI’s Green New Deal.
Tell them today that you stand against these radical energy schemes. Thank you for taking action, and remember that your voice counts.
On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House will be voting on H5445A. It would mandate the reduction to zero of greenhouse gases in Rhode Island. While the deadline in the bill is 2050, the real deadline is five years from now, at which point, the lawsuits can start. From the bill:
The Rhode Island attorney general, any Rhode Island resident and any Rhode Island corporation, company, organization, nonprofit or other Rhode Island legal entity or organization registered with the Rhode Island secretary of state may bring a civil action to enforce this chapter.
Click here, courtesy UpriseRI, for the case in favor of the bill.
Nowhere in that article or anywhere has there been offered any science or evidence that this most drastic of measures would have any impact whatsoever on global warming nor has there been remotely adequate disclosure about the ludicrous cost of bringing it about (converting every house and building in the state to electric-only heating and AC) or the impact on our power supply of changing the grid over from a reliable, constant fuel source to an unreliable, intermittent one (routine rolling blackouts) while simultaneously adding enormous demand to it or the impact (sky-rocket) on residents’ and businesses’ electric bills of being compelled to purchase power only from renewable energy sources.
In the presumably deliberate absence of this information, accordingly, combined with our observation of the experience of other states who converted even a small portion of their grid to renewables, we can assume the worst on all of those fronts.
If you, like so many of us, do not think this is a good idea, feel free to share your concerns with your state representative before Tuesday.
Mark Zaccaria sketches out the opportunity that stands before newly elevated Governor Dan McKee. The commentary urges listeners to remember that McKee’s success is a win for all Rhode Islanders. The Rhody Reporter wishes the new administration well, even as it keeps a weather eye on the proceedings.
Diana Lozowski points out where the former governor took her eye off the vaccination plan, thus condemning her constituents to one more “last in the nation” standing. Ms. Raimondo has a Secretarial job now, down south, but where does that leave the rest of us?
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for March 15, included talk about:
- RI bumbles another high-tech signup
- The state slides on another national ranking
- McKee & teacher jabs
- The gameshow search for a lieutenant
- The pot is almost ready
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for March 8, included talk about:
- McKee’s start
- Conspicuous inaugural absences
- The next lieutenant governor
- ATVs between Providence and Cranston
- The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity calls for no new TCI gas tax
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity calls on the newly sworn-in Governor of Rhode Island, Daniel McKee, to officially withdraw the Ocean State from the regional gasoline cap-and-trade scheme, known as the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI).
“For years as Lieutenant Governor, Dan McKee expressed verbal support for the small business community. Now is the time for the Governor to take action and to separate himself from his predecessor’s anti-business policies. The Governor should immediately put to rest any notion that his administration will impose a job-killing, budget-destroying gasoline tax on businesses and families who are struggling to recover from the pandemic,” commented Mike Stenhouse, the Center’s CEO. “Today, our Center calls on the Governor to take executive action to formally withdraw Rhode Island from the TCI compact.”
In December, former Governor Gina Raimondo signed-on Rhode Island, just one of three states to do so, to the TCI Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU). Implementation of TCI would lead to a significant increase in automobile and diesel gasoline prices, while also systematically limiting regional supplies of vehicle fuel.
In calling on Governor McKee to eschew the costly TCI gas tax, the Center points to research and polling that shows why TCI is poor public policy:
- Rhode Islanders are not “bad guys” that should be punished for driving their vehicles, as one gov’t official in Mass. expressed
- The regressive TCI gas tax would disproportionately harm low-income families
- The high economic costs and job losses would further hamper our state’s faltering economy, with virtually no environmental benefit in return
- An overwhelming majority of polled Ocean Staters do not support TCI, once they understand the high costs
- A TCI gas tax would make our state even less competitive, by weakening our already worst-in-the-nation business climate
Later this week, the Center will announce a public campaign to petition the Governor and state legislative leaders to reject the TCI compact.
More information about the proposed TCI gas tax can be found on the Center’s TCI webpage: RIFreedom.org/NoTCItax. The Center is one of over two-dozen organizations in the northeast working cooperatively to defeat TCI in their respective states.
[This is a public statement released by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity today.]
URI Professor Len Lardaro lectures on about how to improve Rhode Island’s Economy. But is anyone listening? Your Rhody Reporter says NO! and explains why the administration and the legislature ignore the professor’s good advise. Here’s a hint: because it isn’t their job to do so. Sound crazy? Welcome to the Ocean State. Check out this segment of the Rhody Reporter and all will become clear in three minutes.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for March 1, included talk about:
- Gina’s final days
- Looking forward to McKee
- The Lt. Gov search goes full Rhode Island
- Insiders ignore the needs of school children
Down with charter schools! Is the Rhode Island state legislature waging war on the growing number of charter schools here in the Ocean State? If it is, could the reason be to aid their friends in the state teachers’ unions, even if at the expense of the constituents who elected all its members? You be the judge. Mark Zaccaria lays out the case and makes a summation.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for February 22, included talk about:
- Gina/McKee tension
- Health director in the wind
- The call for a clear governor from mayors
- Partyless blackface story from Block Island
- Picking a lieutenant governor
Mark Zaccaria examines the current conundrum in our public schools: Teachers don’t want to Teach, but they don’t want anyone else to, either. Too bad the RI Senate is aiding and abetting that stance.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for February 15, included talk about:
- Gina’s selective parking lot presser
- Mayors’ call for the governor to end RI’s limbo
- Last for vaccine rollout
- Smileying out the door
- Conservatives with guns
- “Republicans” off the Lincoln hook