LINCOLN, R.I. —
He said his plan for a tax on manufactured goods is resonating with business owners.
“I’d like to have a state in which we are making things that if you drop it, it makes a noise, and we don’t want to drive them out,” he said.
Lubran said he’s against any new taxes, and wants another approach to balancing the budget.
“What I would like to see is the government of the state going after expenditures that don’t make any sense and expenditures that have been allowed to occur over the last years that are unreasonable and have been runaway expenses,” he said.
“Heating oil is another one. Although electric heat is taxed and natural gas is taxed, boy, that’s an emotional hot button to tax heating oil. Manufactured goods and heating oil — there’s no good tax, but those are two that have really stood out through this process,” he said.