House OKs sweeping new spending in $13.6B state budget

HOUSE LAWMAKERS on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $13.6 billion state budget for next fiscal year./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE - House lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $13.6 billion state budget for next fiscal year that boosts spending for affordable housing, social services and a host of other programs and projects by tapping a surplus and a federal COVID-related windfall. The 61-9 vote came after several hours of debate and a bevy of…

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