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  • Senate President Ruggerio Speaks with Chamber About the Budget, Federal Aid and Getting Back to Work

    Senate President Ruggerio Speaks with Chamber About the Budget, Federal Aid and Getting Back to Work

    Chamber President Laurie White spoke earlier today with Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio to get his thoughts on the budget, state revenues, how the State Senate moves forward in the legislative process, federal funds, gaming, education and other pressing issues.

    Some highlights include:

    • The possibility of revisiting the budget again later in the year, should additional federal assistance dollars be approved after June 30
    • The significant uncertainty if RI does not receive any further federal aid before June 30
    • The future of the car tax
    • Legalization of recreational marijuana in the state as a public policy, not a revenue issue
    • Focus on getting people back to work as the key path to alleviating the budget crunch
    • Status of the Fane Tower project in Providence

     

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