Rhode Island’s General Assembly and Gov. Gina Raimondo have reached agreement on her first state budget. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on what the new budget will do and what it lacks.
The $8.7 billion state budget for the financial year that begins three days before the Bristol 4th of July parade seems greased for approval at the Statehouse. As is usually the case, this spending and taxing plan contains elements Rhode Islanders should cheer yet fails to address some of our little state’s crying needs.