Twin River Tiverton proposal headed to governor’s desk

By News Staff

Newport Grand’s relocation to Tiverton is now in the hands of voters.

The bill that would allow Twin River to transfer its operations at Newport Grand to a new facility in Tiverton was passed by the Senate Thursday after having been approved earlier this week by the House.

The bill passed on a vote of 33-2 in the Senate and 66-3 in the House.

The legislation, which will now be forwarded to the governor, would put questions on a ballot this November, where it will require approval by voters both statewide in Tiverton. Both would have to pass for the move to occur.

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