Libertarian think tank ranks R.I. 9th least-free state in U.S.

RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 42 on the Cato Institute's Freedom in the 50 States analysis. / COURTESY CATO INSITUTE
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 42 on the Cato Institute's Freedom in the 50 States analysis. / COURTESY CATO INSITUTE
PROVIDENCE – The libertarian think tank, The Cato Institute, has ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-free state in the country in its latest Freedom in the 50 States analysis, announced Tuesday. The most recent rankings were based on 2016 data. Rhode Island ranked six spots higher at No. 36 in 2014, the previous report…

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