DiBiase: Committing $1B federal windfall now ‘is a good thing’

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S $12.8 billion fiscal 2023 budget includes $431 million of the American Rescue Plan Act funds proposed for one-time expenditures. Priorities for the state with the ARPA funds are housing, small business and public health./PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposed $12.8 billion fiscal 2023 budget includes $431 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for one-time spending and a multiyear plan for the rest of the state's roughly $1 billion in uncommitted federal pandemic aid. Despite the election-year timing of McKee's proposals to commit all of the…

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  1. Priorities are upside down as usual. No sense in building housing if you don’t have the schools, infrastructure, and jobs to support the people living in what will wind up becoming taxpayer supported housing.
    Make sure you can give them a good education and a good job before you give them a house. If you can’t, let them move someplace else.