Tax Increases in Warwick

As reported by the ProJo, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian’s new budget includes significant tax increases (both in the property tax and imposition of the car tax) on the city’s residents. Additionally, the Warwick Beacon provided this helpful graphic to illustrate what it could mean for your average, two-car Warwick household:




Avedisian blames the 2010 floods, the bad economy and other unforseen events–like the contracts he’s negotiated over the past decade–as well as the by-now common tactic of blaming the school department. He asks for nearly $8 million more in spending (almost a 3% increase over last year) and touts the departmental cuts and layoffs he’s made to cut costs. In essence, he argues, it’s a revenue problem not a spending problem. The truth, of course, is that while nearly every other line item has been cut, the contractual obligations continue to rise higher than the revenue stream. This can be addressed, if the political will is there.

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Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
10 years ago

A 14% hike- With the pension tsunami hitting next fiscal year.
As I’ve said, by 2015 we will, with hikes like this, be in second place for the highest property taxes in the world.
After that….look out New Jersey!
Thanks progressives!

Max Diesel
Max Diesel
10 years ago

You mean he really didn’t solve the pension crisis in Warwick? I’m shocked.

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

Avedisian and Doherty two liberal RINO’s in a pod. See what a self described “moderate” republican does? Avedisian gives away the store to unions and goes after we taxpayers for more and Doherty want to go to Washington with his 110K public sector pension and free healthcare for life – for which he contributed zero – and see if he rack a Federal pension too! Wake up Rhode Island – if you want a freekin democrat just find one and vote for him or here – enough with these RINO’s!

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