RI 2018 state budget

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently announced her reelection campaign with a splashy tv ad. The spot is airing as the governor faces criticism after a state lawyer dropped the ball on a big case involving Medicaid payments. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses this development and its potential impact on the governor’s campaign. 

Rhode Island’s economy is generating more revenue that was estimated last November, mainly because of a healthy increase in income tax receipts, the state Department of Revenue said today in a report.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has delivered her annual state budget proposal to the General Assembly. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says her objective this year for the $9.4 billion tax and spending proposal is focused on voters.


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Unemployment is down, cranes are rising over Providence, and there’s hope for a better future. That was the message from Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, who delivered her 4th State of the State address Tuesday evening in Providence.

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Rhode Island’s budget impasse is expected to come to an end Thursday afternoon when the state Senate votes on a spending plan for the fiscal year that began July first.


Following a series of talks between House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, the month-long Rhode Island budget impasse may come to a conclusion next week.

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Rhode Island's budget standoff shows no signs of being resolved by the state's feuding legislative leaders, and it's threatening to affect state aid to local school districts.