fiscal

Politics
8:38 am
Tue August 27, 2013

State Continues to Face Growing Budget Deficits

The state Budget office says the deficit will continue to grow to $400 million by 2018.
Credit RIPR FILE

Rhode Island continues to face worsening budget deficits for the next five years. That’s according to new information from the state budget office.  The red ink could cause cutbacks in government programs.

The budget office says lawmakers face a $150 million deficit for the fiscal year starting in July 2014. As it stands, the budget hole is set to keep growing,until it tops $400 million for fiscal 2018.

The budget enacted by the General Assembly in June made some relatively minor reductions in the state’s long-term deficits.

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Religion
8:37 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Catholic Church sets up financial accountability hotline

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Credit Catherine Welch

Roman Catholics who suspect financial irregularities in their parishes now have a place to go to report it.  The Diocese of Providence has retained an Oregon company to operate a toll-free number people can call to report suspected financial impropriety.

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