General Assembly leaders split on tax cuts, other policy issues at Chamber event

LAURIE WHITE, third from left, speaks during the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Luncheon on Thursday. Also pictured, from left, are: House Minority Leader Michael W. Chippendale, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate Majority Leader Ryan Pearson and Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS ALLEN

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi on Thursday expressed concerns over the state’s future finances during the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon at the R.I. Convention Center now that the $1.1 billion in federal rescue funds has been spent or earmarked. Shekarchi, while admitting belt-tightening is at hand, said he could not

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