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Wed January 15, 2014
Governor Chafee To Give Final State Of The State
Governor Lincoln Chafee will unveil his last state budget during a State of the State address Wednesday at the Statehouse. As Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis reports, Chafee announced last year he wouldn’t seek re-election
Chafee will present his spending plan during a public address to the legislature, which typically makes significant changes to the budget before ending its session in June. During a recent interview, Chafee said his spending priorities remain unchanged.
“Invest in education, keep higher education affordable, make sure our roads and bridges, our dams, our fiber optics -- all our infrastructure are in good shape. Do some work immersion and some internship programs and take care of our cities and towns. So it’s taking care of the basics," said Chafee.
By next January, it will be someone else’s job to craft a state budget. Republicans Ken Block and Allan Fung, and Democrats Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo, have launched campaigns to be the state’s next governor. Clay Pell is also considering running as a Democrat.
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