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House Finance Committee approves $9.97B state budget bill

House Finance Committee approves $9.97B state budget bill

The House Finance Committee has approved a $9.97 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year that they say “largely avoids new taxes while strengthening education, continuing the car-tax phase-out and maintaining municipal aid, while also closing a $200 million budget gap.”MORE

Rhode Island lawmakers advance education revamp bills

Rhode Island lawmakers advance education revamp bills

The House and Senate on Thursday backed separate versions of a bill that would require the state’s education commissioner to develop new curriculum frameworks and align the curriculum with statewide academic goals and standardized testing.MORE

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