McKee signs $13B budget; could still extend state of emergencyThe Governor signed the $13b budget today. For an outline of some of the key components of the budget, read this recently released article from the Providence Journal.
Gov. Dan McKee Tuesday signed Rhode Island's new, and record-setting, $13.1 billion state budget into law.
Surrounded by lawmakers on the south steps of the State House, McKee called the tax and spending plan for the year that began last Thursday central to "help Rhode Island meet this crucial moment in our pandemic recovery."
The budget -- including a $14.3 billion rewrite of last year's budget -- represents a new high-water mark in total state spending, much of it coming from federal COVID aid.
Read the full article here.