Finance
9:11 am
Wed December 18, 2013

House Finance Committee Will Meet To Look At Reining In Spending

The House Finance Committee will meet this afternoon to review attempts to rein in spending in different state agencies.

The house finance committee meets to look at ways to rein in state spending.
The house finance committee meets to look at ways to rein in state spending.
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Spending above budgeted amounts has been an issue in some different state departments in recent years. The agencies in question include the state Department of Corrections and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.

The heads of those two departments have in the past attributed the higher than expected spending to overtime and other unpredictable expenses.

The Finance Committee is slated to review action plans for agencies projecting spending above amounts authorized in the current fiscal year. This comes as Rhode Island faces an estimated 110 million dollar deficit for the fiscal year starting July first.

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