Mike Stenhouse's file:

Newsmaker from Rhode Island

Mike Stenhouse is the chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a conservative think tank. A Cranston, R.I., native, he is a former player for the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos. Previously, he was executive director of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute. He has an economics degree from Harvard University, served as chairman for the 2010 Rhode Island Clean Slate campaign, and as vice president of the Board of Directors for Rhode Island Special Olympics.

Recent statements involving Mike Stenhouse

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

Of minimum wage workers in Rhode Island "only 14 percent serve as sole income earner for their family."  

Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."

"It’s just crazy that the government will ... make it illegal to use the old [incandescent] bulbs."

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