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House Finance Committee Slated To Receive Budget Update

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The House Finance Committee is slated to get an update on the state budget Wednesday. The committee will hear about state departments with higher than...

The House Finance Committee is slated to get an update on the state budget Wednesday. The committee will hear about state departments with higher than expected spending.

The good news is that the state is expected to close the current fiscal year next June with a surplus of $51 million.

But some state departments overspend their budgets each year, for a variety of reasons. The Department of Corrections, for example, says there’s no way to predict how many inmates have to be housed at the ACI.

This time around, the departments due to present corrective plans for cutting excessive spending include DOC; Children, Youth and Families; Environmental Management; Health and Human Services; and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.

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The RI House Finance Committee is set to get an update on the state budget.
The RI House Finance Committee is set to get an update on the state budget.