Looks like a good bet
"The people of Tiverton have historically supported [gambling measures] at a rate higher than the rest of the state."
— Rhode Island
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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