A Preview Of The $8.6 Billion State Budget

Jun 9, 2015

The House Finance Committee is slated to vote Tuesday on the budget for the fiscal year beginning July first. As is usually the case the House makes some changes to the spending plan introduced by the governor.

The House Finance Committee is set to vote on the state budget Tuesday.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

The House Finance budget is not expected to include truck tolls proposed by Governor Gina Raimondo to help pay for bridge improvements. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says more information is needed about the plan. The budget does include funding for HealthSource RI, the state’s version of Obamacare, as well as economic incentives meant to spark economic growth.

Rhode Island Public Radio's morning host Chuck Hinman speaks with political analyst Scott MacKay for a preview.

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