Statements about Recreation

"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."

David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at Miami’s Port "threatens the 207,000 jobs and $27 billion economic impact tied to the cargo and cruise industries."

The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."

"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."

"Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear."

Says five Democratic state senators were for her bicycle tailgating bill "before they were against it."

Richmond is "the most vegan-friendly city."

Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.

Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."

"You have to get a license to fish on our beaches."

Says President Barack Obama "has taken 92 days of vacation since he was sworn in," compared to 367 for President George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency.

"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."

Says that when the Rolling Stones performed in an Austin park, they paid $25,000 to the nearby city of Rollingwood "for one night of inconvenience."

"18 percent of our land in our state right now is either federally, state or county owned for conservation purposes."

"In 2010, everybody said you can't dare let guns go into the national parks, and of course the rapes, murders, robberies and assaults are down about 85 percent since we did that."

Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.

"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."

A proposed ban on hollow-point bullets and bullets that expand upon impact "essentially bans deer hunting."

"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."

"Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting."

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