Some Rhode Island lawmakers have little or no appetite for Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s proposal to raise the meals tax to 10%.

State Rep. Jan Malik, D-Warren, told the Associated Press that the tax hike on dining out would hurt businesses and make neighboring states, where taxes are lower, look more competitive.

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