Lawmakers on the House Finance Committee are about to get down to serious discussion of the new state budget. The fate of Governor Gina Raimondo’s most important initiatives will be in their hands.
In a statement, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said the budget will make the agenda at the Finance Committee next week. This week, the committee reviews a proposed settlement to a lawsuit over the state pension overhaul. It also plans to look over Governor Raimondo’s infrastructure-funding plan, among other issues.