Which should be a higher priority for the state: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s plan to provide two years of free college tuition, or House Speaker Nicholas A Mattiello’s proposed phaseout of the car tax?

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas A Mattiello have differing priorities for the fiscal 2018 budget. Raimondo has prioritized a plan to offer two years of free college tuition, while also reducing the state's car tax. The governor's $30 million Rhode Island Promise initiative would make all Rhode Island students eligible for a scholarship…

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