Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Plan

What is Puerto Rico’s fiscal plan? The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, prepared a plan for the PROMESA Financial Oversight and Monitoring Board. The plan started off with a… Read more »

Will Statehood Fly?

By Howard Hills, author of Citizens Without A State One reader expressed support for Puerto Rico statehood, but asked “Will it fly?” Fair question.  But the real question is whether… Read more »

Is Puerto Rico a Welfare State?

“Welfare state” actually means “a system whereby the government undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants,… Read more »

Utah’s Path to Statehood

Utah had a hard time becoming a state. Utah became part of the United States in 1848. They had previously been part of Mexico. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after… Read more »

Puerto Rico’s Voters Disenfranchised?

Puerto Rico’s “commonwealth” party likes to claim that Puerto Rico voters have been disenfranchised. What does “disenfranchised” mean? Being disenfranchised means being unable to vote. All of Puerto Rico’s voters… Read more »