House lawmakers are slated to begin voting Tuesday on the budget for the fiscal year starting July first.
The House budget vote usually starts in the late afternoon and concludes in the hours before dawn. This time, in a break from past practice, House leaders say they’ll pause around midnight and resume the next day if more time is needed.
The $8.7 billion spending plan includes key priorities for Governor Gina Raimondo, like reducing Medicaid spending and trying to spark jobs with new economic tools. The budget also shows the touch of House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, with cuts in the corporate minimum tax and less taxes on Social Security benefits.
State law requires that the budget be balanced for each new fiscal year.
The state Senate typically passes the House budget with few changes.
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