Rhode Island Voters Facing 7 Ballot Questions

Rhode Island residents are set to vote on seven statewide ballot questions, and elect two members of Congress and fill many contested seats in the state's General Assembly.

Tuesday's ballot questions include a casino proposal in Tiverton, a constitutional amendment to give an ethics commission authority to investigate and sanction state lawmakers and five bond measures totaling $227.5 million.

The bond questions ask voters to allow the state to issue general obligation bonds to improve seaports in Providence and at Quonset Point, to build affordable housing, university buildings and a new veteran's home and expand recreational areas. The state estimates the total cost after two decades of interest will be nearly $365 million.

Some towns and cities also have local ballot measures or contested seats for local offices.

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