Chafee Proposes Beach Fee Raise, Explains How to Circumvent It
Only in the Chafeedom….First, Governor Chafee proposed doubling the fees for accessing state beaches.
Under the plan, season passes would double, from $30 to $60 for residents and $60 to $120 for non-residents. Weekend daily parking would increase from $7 to $15 for residents and from $14 to $25 for non-residents.
A legislative panel reviewed the changes last week. The fee increase would raise an estimated $1.9 million.
Then, when interviewed about it, explains how people can circumvent the fee increase by “doubling up” in cars as they visit the state beaches.
This is basically an admission that tax increases affect the behavior of the people being taxed, right? So, about that $1.9 million revenue increase, Governor…..