Rhode Island Question 1, Casino in West Warwick (2006)

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Rhode Island Question 1 was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Rhode Island as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Defeatedd No241,98663.05%
Yes 141,806 36.95%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Approval of the amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution will authorize a resort casino in the Town of West Warwick, to be privately owned and privately operated in association with the Narragansett Indian Tribe, with tax proceeds from the casino being dedicated to property-tax relief.

Campaign finance

Donors to the campaign for the measure:[2]

  • Rhode Islanders for Jobs and Tax Relief, Inc: $17,861,134
  • Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council: $57,000
  • Total: $17,918,134

Donors to the campaign against the measure:

  • Save Our State, Inc: $3,968,404
  • New Port Grand, LLC: $1,025,546
  • The Providence Performing Arts Center: $23,365
  • Concerned Citizens About Casino Gambling, Inc: $14,993
  • West Warwick Citizens Against the Casino: $5,408
  • Professional Facilities Management, Inc: $5,000
  • Robin Porter: $2,819
  • US.com: $2,150
  • Total: $5,047,685
  • Overall Total: $22,965,819

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