The 38 Studios implosion is a prime example of moral hazard. The State of Rhode Island played venture capitalist (badly) and committed $75 million of taxpayer money to the deal. 38 Studios failed to find private equity to finance their operation – even after Rhode Island jumped in with both feet. Other state governments like Massachusetts took a ... READ MORE
Recently, Republican Warwick Rep. Trillo advocated building a 'world class casino' in Quonset Point that would be larger than Foxwoods Casino.
Quonset needs a casino like it needs a hole in the head.
We need businesses locating in Quonset that build things - not businesses that suck the money out of our own resident's pockets.
No one - I repeat no one - is going to build a destination casino in RI bigger than Foxwoods. That would be a fool's errand - ... READ MORE
Welcome to the Moderate Party of RI
The Moderate Party of Rhode Island is dedicated to the idea that politicians should serve the best interests of the majority of the State's residents. Those in the moderate middle want their government to provide the basic building blocks for a great quality of life: an economy that provides good jobs, school systems that provide a high quality education for our children, open and ethical government, and the preservation of our environmental assets.
For too long, Rhode Island has suffered politicians who pay more attention to narrow-interest groups, and our general quality of life has suffered as a result.
It is time to start electing honest politicians whose main purpose is to do the right thing for all Rhode Islanders.
Rhode Island's problems are severe but not insurmountable - if we start electing a different kind of politician.
The Moderate Party - The time is now.
01 May 2013
Rhode Island should not spend taxpayer dollars to renovate the Superman building and change it from office space to rental apartments. Read more
03 August 2012
Incumbent holders of elected office gain many advantages via RI's campaign finance laws. Here are suggestions for how to fix these issues. Read more