Amended state budget of $11.8B proposed for current fiscal year, relies on federal funds and program cuts

THE RHODE ISLAND House and Senate are expected to take up a revised spending bill for the current fiscal year this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House Finance committee released a new version of the state’s fiscal 2020 budget Monday, one designed to plug a hole of several hundred million dollars due to lost state revenue and new expenses created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The spending adjustment, which covers the two weeks remaining in the current fiscal…

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