In this July 10, 2011 photo, a sailboat from Newport Sailing School and Tours is readied for sail out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, R.I. The state of Rhode Island adds a sales tax on the ticket ... more 
In this July 10, 2011 photo, a sailboat from Newport Sailing School and Tours is readied for sail out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, R.I. The state of Rhode Island adds a sales tax on the ticket price customers pay for sightseeing tours. Many states and municipalities are avoiding showy tax increases in favor of more modest, narrowly crafted increases in fees, fines and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Elise Amendola
Sat, Jul 23, 2011 11:57 AM EDT