An Incumbent State Representative, on the Chafee Promise that the General Assembly Will Pass His Tax Increase

In response to the public assurance that was put forth by independent candidate Lincoln Chafee during Friday night’s WJAR-TV (NBC 10) Gubernatorial debate, that the state legislature will go along with his proposal to extend the Rhode Island sales tax to items currently not taxed…

If the governor is leading the way on a tax increase…the General Assembly is going to go along. That’s the governor’s leadership. That’s his plan and they can go along with it. That’s going to happen.
…District 48 State Representative Brian Newberry (Burillville/North Smithfield), who is running for reelection on Tuesday, offers that…
I will not be supporting any sales tax increase.

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