House Finance Committee approves $9.6B state budget that authorizes sports gambling

The House Finance Committee on Friday recommended a $9.6 billion spending plan in a late-night session./PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
The House Finance Committee on Friday recommended a $9.6 billion spending plan in a late-night session./PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE — The House Finance Committee late Friday voted to recommend a $9.6 billion budget proposal that will provide relief to drivers paying the car tax and nursing homes that have absorbed several years of cuts, as well as authorize sports gambling at the two casinos in Rhode Island. The budget bill, approved 15-3 by…

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