Block Island Times

Revenue reduction proposal has Tourism Council concerned

A proposal put forth by Gov. Gina Raimondo in her recent State of the State address that will once again shift monies away from the regional tourism councils has the members of the Block Island Tourism Board concerned about continued reduction in funding.
“Obviously, this raised a lot of red flags for us,” said Tourism Director Jessica Willi.
The monies that flow to the local tourism councils in the state come from taxes generated by hotels within each of the districts, and then divvied up by a complicated formula. The old language in the proposed legislation states: “With

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