House approves $10B budget that continues car-tax phaseout; expands medical marijuana

The R.I. House has approved a $9.97 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2020./PBN FILE PHOTO PAM BHATIA.
PROVIDENCE – The House on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $9.97 billion spending plan for fiscal 2020 that continues a car-tax phaseout and expands a medical-marijuana program, while closing an estimated $200 million budget gap. The budget, approved by a vote of 64 to 9, now moves to the Senate. It doesn’t include several initiatives sought…

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