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House Version Of State Budget Expected In Coming Days

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The House version of the state budget is expected to emerge either later this week or early next week.

The House version of the state budget is expected to emerge either later this week or early next week.  

The legislature traditionally makes changes to the spending plan proposed by the governor.

Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled her almost $9 billion budget plan back in February. She says it emphasizes building skills, making it easier to do business in the state, and increasing support for education.

Yet as the budget saying goes, the governor proposes and the legislature disposes. Possible changes by lawmakers include tweaks to tax policy and a cut to the $5 million the governor wants to spend promoting tourism.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello also plans to roll out changes to the legislative community service grant program. With lawmakers eager to start their re-election campaigns, the General Assembly session is expected to end in the early to mid-part of June.

RI Statehouse
RI Statehouse