Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns http://ripr.org en RI Cities and Towns Voice Concerns Over the Proposed State Budget http://ripr.org/post/ri-cities-and-towns-voice-concerns-over-proposed-state-budget <p>Advocates for Rhode Island’s cities and towns are criticizing the budget passed Tuesday by the House Finance Committee.&nbsp; The Finance Committee cut a planned increase in state aid to local communities.</p><p>The Finance Committee cut back a hike in local aid proposed by Governor Lincoln Chafee in his budget. The associate head of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Peder Schaefer, also serves on Woonsocket’s budget commission. He said the reduced aid will hurt struggling communities.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:27:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 17214 at http://ripr.org