RI center for freedom and prosperity

Local legislators score well on "Freedom Index" (i.e., they mostly fail)

The "nonpartisan" RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity has released their 2015 ranking of Rhode Island legislators, their self-styled "2015 Freedom Index," according to an e-mail sent to followers this morning, and the good news for Portsmouth is that most of our reps are solidly on their naughty list, coming in with sub-zero scores.

Portsmouth state reps Ray Gallison (D-69), Jay Edwards (D-70), and Dennis Canario (D-71) all came in at a -7, tied with such progressive stalwarts as Teresa Tanzi and Art Handy. Portsmouth's Republican senator, Chris Ottiano (R-11), scored an awesome -15, just a point above the "worst" score for that chamber (which was bagged by our neighbor to the south, Lou DiPalma (D-12). (Yay, Senators!)

Oh, btw, SoPo Republican Dan Reilly (R-72) was the only local who cracked positive territory with a "1" rating, which almost put him in their top 10 with folks like Mike Chippendale and Doreen Costa. Maybe next year, Dan.

As you might have noticed, I use any pronouncements from the RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity like spit in an avalanche: Whatever direction they go, I head the other way.

P.S. Is it just me, or does their logo look like a shark fin? Appropriate.

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