House Finance Committee approves $8.1B 2013 budget

THE HOUSE Finance Committee unveiled and then approved an $8.1 billion fiscal 2013 state budget late Thursday night, which scraps controversial meals, hotel and sales tax expansions  / COURTESY JACK NEWTON, VIA <a href=FLICKR/ CREATIVE COMMONS" title="THE HOUSE Finance Committee unveiled and then approved an $8.1 billion fiscal 2013 state budget late Thursday night, which scraps controversial meals, hotel and sales tax expansions / COURTESY JACK NEWTON, VIA FLICKR/ CREATIVE COMMONS"/>
THE HOUSE Finance Committee unveiled and then approved an $8.1 billion fiscal 2013 state budget late Thursday night, which scraps controversial meals, hotel and sales tax expansions / COURTESY JACK NEWTON, VIA FLICKR/ CREATIVE COMMONS
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House Finance Committee unveiled and then approved an $8.1 billion fiscal 2013 state budget late Thursday night, which scraps controversial meals, hotel and sales tax expansions proposed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and most of the governor’s municipal pension plan reforms. The budget, which could be voted on as early as…

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