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Libertarian commentary on current events in the Ocean State and southern New England.

Libertarian commentary on current events in the Ocean State and southern New England.
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Libertarian commentary on current events in the Ocean State and southern New England.






RILR EP5: Real ID, Shoveling Snow, Kristen's Law, and Republican Libertarians?

In this episode, we do a quick update on the District 68 special election. Discuss Real ID going live in RI. Shovel your sidewalk or else! The first arrest under Kristen's Law, and are the New Minority Leader, Blake Filippi claims of being a "John Chaffee Libertarian" and is this a tell that Republicans are trying to co-opt the libertarian label here in RI? District 68 Election: Special election scheduled to replace Rep.-elect Ascencao RealID: Real ID Act (PDF) Federal Register Volume...


RILR EP4: Guest Bill Hunt Talks Scandal and Campaign Finance Discoveries.

Our guest Bill Hunt, Libertarian Candidate for District 68 talks about the recent scandal surrounding his former opponent Laufton Aascencao, the race, and the complaint he's filed with the Board of Elections. We dive into the discrepancies he discovered in campaign finance records impacting multiple candidates and the Working Families Party of RI. Is this just the tip of the iceberg? Get in touch with Bill: Website Facebook Twitter


RILR EP3: Pot Shops in Mass, RI Government Workforce, Eminent Domain, RI Commerce Corp, RICAS Test Results

Reference Links: Cannabis Shops open in Mass Massachusetts marijuana stores to open Tuesday Pot shops report sales above $2.2M in 1st week of operation ‘It’s not fair’: Leicester residents, pummeled by traffic, air complaints over pot shop problems RI State Government Workforce Political Scene: R.I. government workforce swells to 14,058 workers Apex, Farina building, and eminent domain Council rejects Apex plea, declares property blighted Taking care of business: Mayor Lombardi...


RILR EP2 - Corporate Welfare, Public Education, RI Sheriffs, Deregulation.

In Episode 2 of the Rhode Island Liberty Report, Mike and Eric discuss Corporate Welfare Culture in RI and Hasbro, Public Education funding, the Rhode Island Sheriffs Division's "Injured on Duty" Scandal and an industry benefiting from deregulation. Reference Links: Grebien: Hasbro, state officials all willing to meet Providence Teachers Union, City Reach Tentative Agreement Providence Teachers Union Agreement with City of Providence Large number of sheriffs out for years collecting...


RILR EP1 - RI Midterm Election Wrap Up

In the 1st episode of the Rhode Island Liberty Report Mike and Eric talk about the Midterm Elections in Rhode Island. They take a look at the statewide numbers, cover the bond referendums, the Democratic domination of the election and the rise of the progressives within the democratic party. They also cover the state of the GOP and what their future might look like. Finally a little bit of reminiscing on the 2014 Bob Healey campaign and how this election disproved the idea that Bob stole...