By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
The NRA’s “attacks on the First Amendment, while touting a literal and absolutist misinterpretation of the Second is at best hypocrisy and at worst a threat to our democracy and its defenders.”
Posted in Activism, Central Falls, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Featured, Gun Control, Justice, Minnesota, National News, New Hampshire, News, Photos, Politics, Providence, Race & Racism, Video, Virginia, Washington, Women | Tagged black lives matter, Dana Loesch, Darrell Moore, Defend Movement, Dignity and Power Now, first amendment, Gail Crompton McHugh, james diossa, Jennifer Boylan, Jeronimo Yanez, Lisa Peterson, moms demand action, National Rifle Association, NRA, Philando Castile, RISIST, Roger Williams National Memorial, second amendment, Tamika Mallory, The Reverence Project, United States Department of Justice, Women's March | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 4, 2017
“We shouldn’t have to live in a world where workers do their part and get cheated out of their wages,” said Michael Holmes, business representative of Local 94.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Labor, New Hampshire, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Alvaro Gonzales, Comfort Inn, fuerza laboral, Hampton Inn, Michael Holmes, NERCC, New England Regional Council of of Carpenters Local 94, Raul Figueroa, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, RI DLT, Ronald Castro, Vayo Drywall | Leave a response
By Juan Espinoza on April 6, 2017
Both the Governor’s and House Speaker’s proposals result in Rhode Island’s wealthiest twenty percent of families reaping a windfall representing one third of the overall tax break…
Posted in Burrillville, Class Warfare, Connecticut, Economics, Exeter, Featured, Foster, Inequality, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Shoreham, Newport, Photos, Portsmouth, Providence, Rhode Island, Richmond, Scituate, State House, Taxes | Tagged car tax, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, itep, Motor Vehicle Tax, MVT, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, US Census Bureau, Vehicle Value Commission | 8 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 23, 2017
RIPEC’s executive director John Simmons pulls out every bad economic argument he can in opposition to raising the minimum wage in Rhode Island despite acknowledging that the proposed increase is ‘relatively modest.’
Posted in California, Class Warfare, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Labor, Maine, Massachusetts, Minimum Wage, New Hampshire, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Vermont, Washington | Tagged Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Hall, earned income tax credit, EITC, john simmons, Marvin Abney, minimum wage, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, RI DLT, RI House Finance Committee, RIPEC, S Department of Labor | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 17, 2017
The undersigned members of the Rhode Island Business Coalition wish to express our opposition to Article 20 (Relating to Minimum Wages) of the Governor’s FY 2018 budget proposal.
Posted in California, Class Warfare, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Inequality, Maine, Massachusetts, Minimum Wage, New Hampshire, Poverty, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington | Tagged Ashley E Ranslow, Bill Vernon, Dale Venturini, East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce, Erin Donovan-Boyle, Grafton Wiley, Laura A McNamara, Marvin Abney, minimum wage, National Federation of Independent Business, New England, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Ralph Coppola, Rhode Island Business Coalition, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, RI DLT, RI House Finance Committee, RIPEC, Robert A. Mancini, Robert Shea, SBANE, Smaller Business Association of New England | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 14, 2017
National Grid cancels its plans to charge electric ratepayers to build more gas pipelines, because the plan was illegal.
Posted in Climate, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island | Tagged Algonquin Gas, CLF, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Conservation Law Foundation, CT DEEP, General Assembly, Herbert DeSimone III, Jerry Elmer, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, Max Greene, Megan Herzog, national grid, New Hampshire PUC, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC | 1 Response