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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

Sarah Sanders leaving White House post, Trump says

Sarah Sanders leaving White House post, Trump says

Announcing her departure on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas and floated the possibility of a gubernatorial run for the White House press secretary.MORE

White House asserts executive privilege in census fight

White House asserts executive privilege in census fight

President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday.MORE

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