In a letter to the editor to this paper on October 4th Ellen Waxman who owns an art gallery in Wickford, argues that the legislature should â€śdeclare a state-wide sales tax exemption on artâ€ť. This, she asserts, would â€śspark Rhode Islandâ€™s economyâ€ť. Just how this would happen is unstated.
In this effort, state Senator James Sheehan â€śhas agreed to sponsor legislation along this idea if he is reelectedâ€ť. Great. Just what we need is more legislation that would favor a special interest, in this case owners of art galleries.
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