3% is not the solution
"Rhode Island: 3% bigger at low tide."
— Rhode Island
Looks like a good bet
"The people of Tiverton have historically supported [gambling measures] at a rate higher than the rest of the state."
Not if you adjust for population size
Rhode Island has invested less in tourism, economic development and economic development personnel than four nearby states.
Scorcher of a claim
"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."
Tourist trips are always a minority
The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."
But key number is dropping like a rock
"Our numbers are going up at the airport."
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