Newport seeks GA support to raise taxes, fees for tourists

THE 27th NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW at the Marble House last June was one of many events run by the Preservation Society of Newport County. A proposal requested by city officials to implement a 9% tax on ticket sales would apply to the organization. PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

NEWPORT – The City Council recently approved several requests for enabling legislation from the General Assembly to allow the city to raise fees and taxes on its more than 4 million annual visitors.  Two of the resolutions, introduced by first-term councilor Mark Aramli, passed during the Feb. 28 meeting. The first is a 2.5% increase

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